Saturday, June 12, 2010

Grace-filled Adoption

We went to see the Prince of Persia the other night. It was interesting to see the story of his adoption. He was a peasant boy without parents and was adopted by the glorious King once he saw the courage and strength the young boy had shown himself to possess.

That is not the Gospel. That is not grace. In fact, it is the opposite.

Thomas Watson writes,
Consider what we were before God adopted us. We were very deformed; and a man will scarce adopt him for his heir that which is crooked and ill-favoured, but rather him that has some beauty. Mordecai adopted Esther, because she was fair. When we were in our blood God adopted us. "When I saw you polluted in your blood, it was the time of love." Ezekial 16:6,8. God did not adopt us when we were adorned with the jewels of holiness, and had the angels' glory upon us; but when we were diseased as lepers, was the time of his love. (A Body of Divinity, p. 235)

That is grace.


1 comment:

  1. I saw Prince of Persia too! It's good that I don't have to be able to do aerial acrobatics while jumping from roof to roof for my King to love me. :-)