With Father’s Day Celebrated this weekend, let’s remember Adoption. Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 34 asks – What is adoption?
Answer 34.) Adoption is an act of God’s free grace,(1) whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of the Sons of God.(2)
I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Follow this link or click on the photo to go and check out an explanation of the good news a believer experiences in the work of God’s grace of adoption.