The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Ephesians 1:4-5 — Verse of the Day for 10/25/2017
  • Today’s Scripture & Insight: Eph. 1:5-8

My aunt was not able to have children and adopted two children from the nation of Greece. The little boy and girl were both toddlers, but now instead of an orphanage, they would have a new home. They were adopted into her family. More importantly, they were loved, cared for and told about Jesus. I guess you could say they were adopted twice. Once by my aunt and uncle and by the Lord when they asked Jesus to be their Savior.

In our story, Moses was also adopted. For his safety Moses was placed in a basket that was waterproofed and placed in the Nile River. His mother placed the little boy in God’s hands hoping that he would be rescued. She must have been praying he would be adopted into another family. Those prayers were answered.

Soon Pharaoh’s daughter came down to bathe in the river, and her attendants walked along the riverbank. When the princess saw the basket among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it for her. When the princess opened it, she saw the baby. The little boy was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This must be one of the Hebrew children,” she said. Then the baby’s sister approached the princess. “Should I go and find one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?” she asked. “Yes, do!” the princess replied. So the girl went and called the baby’s mother. “Take this baby and nurse him for me,” the princess told the baby’s mother. “I will pay you for your help.” So the woman took her baby home and nursed him. 10 Later, when the boy was older, his mother brought him back to Pharaoh’s daughter, who adopted him as her own son. The princess named him Moses, for she explained, “I lifted him out of the water.” [1]  Exodus 2:5-10

Moses was adopted! Wow! God had a plan! Moses would later be adopted into God’s family as a person of faith. But what about us? Have you been adopted into God’s family?

The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 1:5-8, God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. [2]

It is amazing to be adopted into God’s family! Take time today to thank the Lord as you have been adopted into His family.

If you have not been adopted yet, I have a prayer you can pray. Don’t wait another day!

“Dear God, I want to be adopted into your family. “Heavenly Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

To hear more about the story of Moses, listen here:

[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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