The papers are signed.
Your bags are packed.
You are standing at the door of the orphanage.
Yes. That’s right. You are an orphan
But soon……In your heart, today, there is hope. A little glimmer of sparkle and beauty around the corner. Your Hope, your family, your Abba is coming…..
Did you know you really are an orphan? Did you know your Heavenly Father has yet to come and bring you to your real home?
You are waiting at the door. Behind you is the white, stale, empty rooms of your life. Metal cribs lining the walls are behind you. You’ve taken your last bath alone. Your hair is neatly combed and your clothes are makeshift, but clean.
Hope is coming. The assured expectation is just a breath away. No matter how long you stare at the door, no matter how long you hold your bags ready to leave, you hold HOPE close to your heart.
You are that orphan. You are waiting for your Abba Father to return. Romans 8 speaks about groaning. We all are familiar with the Holy Spirit saying prayers for us, with groaning too deep for words. But did you know your own heart is groaning? You are groaning, sighing (Romans 8:23) for the return of Christ. Romans 8:23-24 says, And not only the whole creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfuits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For this hope we were saved.
You are adopted. No longer an orphan, but you still living in the orphanage. You have a hope, an assured expectation, but you also must wait for your Abba Father. While you hope, hang on to the rest of Romans 8 as the promises from God Himself.
- You are called. (8:28-29)
- Your future is secure. (8:30)
- God’s love for you will never fail. (8:31-39)
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Blessings sweet friend!
Join me as we discover all we have in Christ!
We will look at Romans 5:1-5 in a short, 5-day study.
The PDF version allows you to either print off your own copy, or fillable space to type your answers right into the file!
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