ADOPTED TWICE - BORN TWICE
The Son of God transformed my nature because I needed a 180-degree about-face! The Good news is every single circumstance can be used to get our attention and focus on him as the highest priority. So where I continually fail to demonstrate this through my actions and words I ask for your patience. I have been adopted twice and born twice and perhaps you will ask me to explain this to you since this very sentence may make no earthly sense.
Some unidentified poet wrote:
"I didn’t give you the gift of life, But in my heart I know. The love I feel is deep and real, As if it had been so. For us to have each other It is like a dream come true! No, I didn’t give you The gift of life, Life gave me the gift of you."
My other ADOPTION is described by St. Paul, "All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 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. God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time, he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. Even lousy stuff like this God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.
My second birth St. Paul writes about BELOW
So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting their trespasses against them and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. I have been adopted from Canada and I have been born from above when I turned from my sin and chose to trust in Christ for everything- even when it seems difficult. I want my family to know then the truth of this adoption.