“We are all created in the image of God, making us His offspring, but we become his children by adoption.”If you have ever talked to someone who has been adopted or a child who had their father abandon the family and another man marry their mother, you can relate to this. You will often hear comments of the nature that one was a biological source of sperm but the other is the father.
Some people don’t understand this. Yes, we are all special. We are conceived with the image of God imprinted on us. Sin has marred that image. God wants to reestablish it but it requires some repair work. That is offered through the death and resurrection of Jesus. When we embrace that truth then we are adopted into the family of God.
Keep in mind that this makes us extra special. In the Roman world that the New Testament was written in adoption was a higher status than natural birth. At that time even the Roman emperors would decide who the heir to the throne would be by adoption, not birth.
Don’t rely on being the generic offspring, go for adoption. It really makes a difference.
homo unius libri