You might not have experienced being adopted, but maybe your life was impacted by some caring adults who invested in & mentored you. You might not have been a foster sibling, but maybe you have friends who are foster parents. Many of us have been impacted by hearing stories, knowing people, or watching families foster or adopt kids.
In Galatians 4, Paul discusses God's desire for us that goes way beyond just a simple legal response of being forgiven. Even though we are all slaves to the laws we have broken, God chose to send His Son as the payment for our sin. Unfortunately, every law we have broken created a debt/debtor relationship with God that we could never pay back. In a legal sense, God through Jesus took care of erasing our debt to allow us to be forgiven.
However, Paul says that isn't all God has done through Jesus. God wants so much to be in relationship with us that He has chosen to adopt us! When Paul wrote this, his audience would have understood this to be an adult adoption. This means that God would choose to adopt you not just as an innocent baby, but as a guilty grown-up. If you place your trust in Jesus, you have been adopted into God's family. If you have questions or would just like to talk with Pastor Chris, click the button below to email him.
As a response to God adopting us into His family, we have challenged our members to consider helping the huge foster care problem in Santa Clara County through Foster the Bay. Here are 3 ways we are challenging people to get involved:
- Attend an Interest Meeting - to learn more about becoming a Support Friend, Foster Family, or volunteer with Foster the Bay.
- Volunteer - to help provide child care, host food, or setup & tear down for their meetings.
- Donate - to expand their reach, equip more families, and support local agencies.