…in our own adoption into the family of God.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed US in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he CHOSE us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him In LOVE he predestined US for ADOPTION as sons THROUGH Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, TO the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:3-6)
Adoption is …
greater than the universe,
before the universe,
and is the purpose of the universe.
and THROUGH Him
and TO Him are ALL things
to HIM be the GLORY forever. Amen. (Romans 11:36)