I was just wracking my brain to find something to blog about, and I thought of one of our cats, Madison. Maddy was found by some of our students, a tiny kitten lost and homeless on a busy downtown Memphis street. They took her in, fed and "clothed" her with warm blankets, and gave her all the cuddles she needed. Then one day, they brought her to Visible, desperate to find her a good home. I love cats, so of course she wound up in my office. And even though my husband, Dave, had previously declared, "No more cats!" at our house, he melted when I put that tiny ball of fluff in his hands. What a charmer!
Yes, we adopted her. Yes, we love her completely. Yes, God made her for us. Yes, she is the luckiest kitty in the world, and is permanently grafted into our hearts and home.
You see, she was lost, and hungry, and dying. But now she is found, and fed, and living, and so, so loved.
And so are we.
Ephesians 1: In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ...