When you think about orphans your mind often wanders to children who live in foster care, orphanages, etc. and rightfully so, but what we sometimes fail to focus on is that at one point, we were orphans as well. We were lost and broken children in search of our true home. We were unwanted sinners and God adopted us. We no longer have to look to ourselves for strength or search for satisfaction from things that will never truly satisfy. God has sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to save us and to wipe clean all the things that keep us trapped. He has come to make us clean and invite us into His kingdom as His sons and daughters. We are loved, precious, wanted, Children of the most high God yet some of us still live as orphans. We wander around this life as if we don’t belong. We act as if there is no hope when hope is staring us right in the face.
In Ephesians 1: 9-11, we read “God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. 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,[a] for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” God has already chosen us and made a way for us to become his children. We have a forever home, an inheritance beyond our imaginations and all the love we could ever want if only we would choose it. Let’s live today no longer as orphans but as children of the King. And let’s make sure that everyone we come in contact with knows how precious