The Basics ~ Adoption: Step 1

A Letter from Jesus

My Dearest,

I am so delighted that you have decided to become part of the family!  Your life will never be the same again.  It will be a million times better!  There is so much I and my Father have planned for you to enjoy!

You should probably know that We’ve been planning for you to join the family before the world was created.  The final part of the plan was put in place at Cross.  And now that you have accepted My sacrifice, the beautiful home I have prepared for you, and My Father as your Father, all that remains is to prepare you for royal life.  (Galatians 4:4, 5; Ephesians 1:5; John 3:16.)

This preparation is a seven-step process, and some parts will seem rather difficult.  But know this: My Father and I will never leave your side.  We will be with you, guiding you, strengthening you, helping you, through every step.

know you’re going to be so happy here!  I can hardly wait for that day!

But until then, please know that I love you so very, very much.  Remind yourself of this daily, especially when you see My stars in the night sky, when you watch the sun rise and set, when you see the flowers bloom.  My love is there, in every blossom, every leaf, every part of creation.  Everything has been for you.

All My love,

Your Savior and Redeemer

Step 1: Come to Jesus

If you are exhausted with burdens and heartaches, discouraged and downhearted, spiritually hungry and thirsty, weighted down with trying to live up to human laws and the changeable expectations of others, come to Jesus.  Let Him supply your every need.  He gives rest and peace of mind, relief from all these cares.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

He gives perfect peace to all those who keep their faith in Him.  (Isaiah 26:3.) His commands and principles are easy to bear.  His burden is light.  It is no difficulty to bear.  He gives you a burden of love for others, and a desire to see His family grow.  (Matthew 11:28.)

He satisfies every need and longing of your heart, whether it is for spiritual, emotional or physical food and water, because He is the Living Water and the Bread of Life.  He is the Source of everything you’ll ever need.

There’s nothing you have to do before coming; nothing you have to change.  Just come exactly as you are, and He will make you a new person.