On April 21, 2018, I had a dream that was centered around adoption (it was a long dream, so I won’t give all of the details). In the middle part of the dream, a family walked up to me, and a little girl with them shouted, “Her! I want to go with her!” She came to grab my hand. I looked at the adults with her and said, “I knew when I saw her she was going to pick me.” I put the little girl in a red stroller, and we were walking around at a carnival.
As we were walking, I saw a little boy that was one of my previous students. He was in the foster care system, and he had to abruptly leave our school due to moving to a new foster home. He was smiling and happy, and I was so happy to see him doing well! After we left the carnival, I was at the home of a family who has adopted and fostered many children over the years that I have known them. As I woke up from the dream, the scripture about receiving a spirit of adoption was in my spirit along with the number 15. I searched for the scripture and found Romans 8:15.
” For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
Our Heavenly Father has adopted us as His own. We who were once not a people are now a people because of His abundant mercy and grace. We as humans adopt children who are unwanted, unable to be cared for, left alone, neglected, or left orphaned. We take them in as our own to nourish and care for them. Just the same, our precious Father had such great love for us that He sent His Son to die for us so that we could be adopted in to His heavenly family. Once we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we don’t have to be in bondage to fear any longer because He took us in to shelter us and give us refuge under His wings of love and protection.
The term “Abba” is an endearing form of the word “Father” in the Aramaic language. It is very similar to how we use “Daddy” in the English language. He wants you to get to know Him and trust Him as your Daddy. Whether or not you have had a good relationship with your earthly dad, you can rest assured that your Heavenly Father is perfect and ever awaiting for you to come close to Him. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” I encourage you to draw near to the One who loves you so much that He rescued you from the kingdom of darkness to adopt you and make you His very own child. What a wonderful thing it is to know that the Creator of the Universe loves us that much! Rejoice, for He had adopted us!