Spoken For – 9.6.2020

As I was driving to work this morning, I turned on some Mercy Me, and just as a got to the Church, one of my favorite songs came on. Spoken For. And as I sat in the dark, listening to the song, I just let the words wash over me. “Covered by your love divine, Child of the risen Lord, To hear you say “This one’s mine”. My heart is spoken for”.  And it reminded me of a document that is in our safe. A legal document, from the day that my dad adopted me, and in it is the declaration that at that moment, I became his son, with all the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of a natural born child. Now, I am 54 years old, and you would think that is old hat for me, but the truth is that from time to time, it is a piece of paper that I find myself pulling out to read, because of what it means to me, but what it meant to my dad. The point is, God, did the same for me, for us. By sending His Son to die on the cross, He made a way for you and I to be adopted into His family. And we will never be anything less than His Children, with all the rights, responsibilities and privileges of natural born children! In the same way that reading that old document in our safe reminds me of a decision that my dad made, reading How great is the love the Father has lavished upon us, that we should be called children of God.” And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)  Should remind us of the decision, and the sacrifice that our Heavenly Father made, to make us His! By the cross, we are spoken for! God has declared that, for those who believe, we are His! I don’t know about you, but there are so many times in my life, when I have felt like I had no value, that I had nothing to offer, that I didn’t fit in, but then I am reminded that in God’s eyes, my worth is measured by the Cross. I may not be able to “do anything” for Jesus, but He gave everything for me! And not only do I fit in, but I have been invited in, as a child of the One True King! Hallelujah!