3 Bless the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! He has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing that comes from heaven. 4 God chose us in Christ to be holy and blameless in God’s presence before the creation of the world. 5 God destined us to be his adopted children through Jesus Christ because of his love. This was according to his goodwill and plan 6 and to honor his glorious grace that he has given to us freely through the Son whom he loves. (Ephesians 1:3-6, CEB)
God destined us to be adopted as children.
When one is adopted you usually don’t have a say in what happens, those saying they want you to be a part of their family decide. Now an adopted child could have influence, but ultimately the decision to adopt or not resides with the one(s) doing the the adopting.
God decided we were to be God’s children and adopted us.
You are loved by God so much that God will do whatever it takes to make you a part of God’s family.
Love People, Love God.