Have you ever thought of adopting a child? Maybe you are and adopted child yourself. Many of us know someone who has adopted or has been adopted. Maybe you informally have adopted a child, sibling or parent simply out of love.
God is the ultimate Father. He send His true Son to forgive us of our sins. Once we accept that amazing gift, He adopts us into His family. He wants all of us. He wants the best for each of us. We give him pleasure. Like any father, I am sure he is upset with us at times but His arms are always open to offer comfort. We can go to our Father regardless of what we have done and with all our needs. He is Love.
O - As believers, we are all a family. He made us because He wanted us. We give Him pleasure even though, we can anger Him at times. He is not different than any father. He loves us and wants the best for us. He loves us so much that he sent His own Son to save us so that we could come to Him and allow Him to comfort us.
A - I need to live as a child of God. I want to spend more time looking for ways to please my father. This knowledge that it gives him pleasure that I am His daughter makes me want to make Him proud of me.
P - Father, thank you for adopting me. I pray that I always strive my best to bring you pleasure in all that I do. Thank you for sending you Son Jesus for the forgiveness of my sins. Thank you for always being there to offer comfort. I pray that I will make you a proud papa.