While running on my treadmill this morning I popped a Louie Giglio sermon from the series, “Label Maker” into the DVD. It is the second time I had watched/listened to his sermon on the label, “Heir”. I do not wish to write a review on the sermon as this is not what the blog is intended for.
What hit me in the heart was the reference Louie made to adoption. I often have thought of adoption as a reciprocal exchange. I give you a home, love and care and you love me because I have done these things. Before I proceed I must clarify that I have never adopted, nor am I adopted as a human, so my perceptions are not rooted in deep understanding of what it entails or means to be adopted or to adopt. It is not my intent to speak from any experience, I have none. However, I know that we are spiritually adopted into the Kingdom of the Most High. Paul writes in Ephesians 1: 5, “..having previously ordained us to adoption as sons through Yeshua Messiah to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His desire,”
My perception of being adopted into the Kingdom was that I am saved, grateful and eternally thankful to YHWH for adopting me. I knew that the price of adoption was the Blood of Yeshua. Yeshua said, “For I am the way, the truth and the life. Nobody comes to the Father but through Me.”
We know all of this, but what struck my heart this morning was the table. Louie remarked on how people come to the adoption table and lay all they have on the table, their love, commitment, hopes, emotions and costs (finances). These people are willing to give all of this with no guarantee of reciprocation from the chosen one. It was this very thought, that YHWH before the beginning of the world adopted me, and you. He put it all down on the table/alter. He, Abba, made a loving-commitment, placed hope, emotions and an eternal price at the alter. The alter is the cross. This might not be a light bulb moment for anybody, but I realised that at the Table, the Love and the Hope of a Father was laid down for me, and you. Hope that I would reciprocate His unfailing love through obedience (John 14:23) and to fulfil His awesome plan for my life (Jeremiah 29:11-14) and accepting His love as unconditional, eternal and insurmountable.
When last did you, just you…come to the Table and break bread and remember what Yeshua did for you? Thank Abba Father for adopting you, bringing you into safety and protection. Ask the Set-Apart Spirit of Truth to reveal the love YHWH holds for you.
Nothing more…just wanted to share this.