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God does marvelous things through his Son
Life gets complicated, but God straightens it out.
Among the figures used to express God’s act of redemption is adoption. Though the social process and significance of adoption today is far different than that of ancient cultures, the Bible calls adoption that loving act of God to welcome us into his family.
A 57-year-old California woman carried a dead body in her car for 10 months. The body belonged to a homeless woman she had befriended and let sleep in her car. But the homeless woman died unexpectedly, so, not knowing what to do, and fearing the police, she drove the body around for months along with a box of baking soda to hide the smell.
Keeping all your options open means losing the one that offers it all. And choosing any other option besides Christ means giving up all that matters.
Every ethnic group has its customs and ceremonies that distinguish it and serve to differentiate its culture from the rest. But the people of God have more.