Last night, several Animal Shelters got together and made a big fun night by bringing their adoptable dogs into the shopping center parking lot. They had lots of literature about adopting and many people who answered questions. See the sweet Sheltie in the first two pictures? She was not up for adoption! She was there with her owner to help give out applications and flyers. She is 13 years old! The dogs were overjoyed to be outside! They walked around laughing with their tails constantly wagging. They befriended anyone who came up to them, and they got lots of attention. As we left, we passed a shelter lay and I asked her how many got adopted. Her answer was NONE. It was wet and damp and getting dark as they put the dogs in the trucks to go back to the shelters, my heart almost broke.
“Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage. You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as his own children because God sent the Spirit of his Son into our lives crying out, “Papa! Father!” Doesn’t that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you’re also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance.”