|Michelle and Midge Cole|
The reason I smile when I think about her is that in God’s big picture, I am Michelle too!
When they finally met her, I often wonder what Michelle thought. Maybe it was “Why me? I don’t want to go….” or “Leave me alone, I’m happy here!” She may have even gone out the door kickin’ and screamin’! She had no idea what was in store for her back at her real home, the home my sister had prepared for her. When she returned back to the
, Michelle would hide food in her pockets because she was afraid she wasn’t going to get any more to eat that day. Little did she know that she there was an endless supply of gifts and love waiting for her everyday for the rest of her life!!! United States
Paul writes to those who belong to Christ and describes the exact same scenario in Ephesians. (Eph. 1:3-14) He explains to them that if you are in Christ, you are adopted…….chosen by God as His children. You are valuable. You mean the world to Him!
You are also expensive! Your adoption cost our heavenly Father the blood of His only Son. (John 3:16) He literally went to the Hell and back to adopt you, and He’s not letting go! (Rom 8:38-39)
Life here on this side of eternity can be tough. Ask my sister and I’m sure she’ll agree that it was an adjustment for Michelle. Our lives in Christ are a major adjustment too! In God’s time, we will all see that our heavenly Father has an endless supply of gifts and love waiting for us. Walk in that assurance today!