HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES GOD WANT?

Quite often, couples decide earlier on in marriage, how many children they’d like to have, and when they reach that goal, they stop.  There are a number of reasons for setting a limit, but the most common reason is affordability.  The People’s Republic of China for instance, has a one-child policy as a means of population control; there are some exceptions of course to the policy.  Apparently, the policy was introduced in 1979 to alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems in that country.  God, however, has no such limits or policies; He is still adopting all who come to Him through Jesus Christ!    

Have you been adopted into God’s family yet?  There is still room for you, you know.  God loves you very much!  He is eagerly waiting to adopt you; His resources to provide for you are inexhaustible.  He will never think of you as a mistake, or the child He wishes He never had.  God really does love you and wants to make you part of His family.  Would you like to be adopted by a Father who has perfect plans for you (Jer 29:11)?  How about a Father who loves you as much as He loves all His other children and will never esteem any one of them better than you?  He appreciates your uniqueness, because He created you that way for a reason.  He is waiting to wrap His warm, loving arms around you.  All you need to do is to call on His name (Acts 2:21). 

God has already taken care of your sin, which is the one obstacle that stands in the way of His relationship with you.  And how did He do that?  He sent His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life (Jn 3:16).   The Bible says, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord.’ And believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved (Rom 10:9-10).

Let this be a very special Christmas for you; become God’s very own child today, and enjoy all the privileges of sonship, and become a joint –heir with Christ (Rom 8:17).