The Biblical Concept of Adoption
- There are few things more pathetic than the homeless and parentless child.
- The Bible describes the non-Christian as that pitiful child.
And as for thy nativity in the day thou was born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted atall, nor swaddled at all. None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou was born. And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood. Live. Ezekiel 16:4-6.
- The marvel of the Gospel is that it is possible to be that homeless child — and yet to be adopted into the family of God.