When the doctor handed Max Lucado to Jack Lucado, my dad had no exit option. He couldn’t give me back to the doctor and ask for a better looking or smarter son. The hospital made him take me home.
If you were adopted, however, your parents chose you. Surprise pregnancies happen, but surprise adoptions? I’ve never heard of one. Your parents wanted you in their family. You object: “Oh, but if they could have seen the rest of my life, they might have changed their minds.” My point exactly! God saw our entire lives from beginning to end, birth to hearse, and in spite of what he saw, he was still convinced to adopt us into his own family, bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure.
You see, to accept God’s grace is to accept God’s offer to be adopted into his family. It really is this simple.