Got a call from my sister one day. She had read an article on the internet from a man who tries to disprove facts in the Bible. This particular article was about Jesus's genealogy. He found it interesting that God makes apoint of listing every name and took so much effort to get it exaclty right. He handpicked every man and woman on that list. BUT, it is Joseph's blood line and not that of Maria. And as we all know, Jesus was not part of Joseph's blood, but only Maria's. For that is the way the Gospel goes. The only way he could make sense of it, is if Joseph adopted Jesus and that that is such a powerful, spiritual act, that it makes Jesus part of his own bloodline.
Wow. What a great thought. What an interesting point of view. What a mindshift in the way we see adoption if it is true. It makes sense though, otherwise Jesus is not part of Abraham, David or Joseph's bloodline. That makes the act of adoption very powerful and Godly. Then I started thinking about God being the first Person to adopt when He allowed any person from any origin, through faith, to become part of His family, bloodline and inheritance. AND He planned and allowed for His only begotten Son to also be adopted.
For me this means two things: One - how special, powerful and Godly the act of adoption is, and Two - that as God was the first Person to adopt, I am following His example and my family looks more like His family, because I have biological and adopted children in my home. Be encouraged to consider adoption and become part of His example, or if you have already adopted/or are adopted, know that you are following in Great Footsteps. xxx