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Given His Name

Given His Name Working in a Pregnancy Resource Center brings three possible decisions into view. Will the client carry the baby, adopt, or abort? The decision to adopt seems to be the hardest concept for some women to accept. The statements I personally have heard are: “I could never do that!” “No, I have heard such terrible stories about children that have been adopted.” “No, I don’t want anyone to know that I was pregnant.” “My parents will disown me.” “No, I would rather abort than adopt.” “This was not in my plans, I have things I want to do with my life.”
Life or death is the final option here. What will the young woman’s verdict be for this innocent human life? Why is adoption viewed as a stigma with dishonor, disgrace, shame and reproach credited to it?  The definition for the word adoption: “the giving to any one the name and place and privileges of a son who is not a son by birth.”  There is no stigma in adoption. It is the banner of love over their life. Adoption means that th…

Who Am I?

Who Am I? Psalm 139:17  How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
Our identity in Christ is “precious” according to Psalm 139:17 and His thoughts towards us are immeasurable, “. . . they are more in number than the sand” (Psalm 139:18). Oh, how marvelous are Your works for we are fearfully and wonderfullymade (Psalm 139:14). There are many truths about who we have become through faith in God’s Son. How powerful a picture to review when our hearts are discouraged and in need of His grace.
I am a child of God (John 1:12) and a friend to Jesus, no longer a servant to sin (John 15:15). The old man has been crucified with Christ that sin in this body might be destroyed (Romans 6:6). I have been justified and redeemed by His wonderful grace, a gift through Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 3:24). I will not be condemned by God because there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). I have been accepted (Romans 15:7), adopted by Chr…