Read Ephesians 1

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.  (Ephesians 1:3-5 ESV)

My story had a rocky start- the daughter of  a young, unwed mother, a father who wasn’t sure he wanted a role in my life and other challenging chapters that helped shape me early on. However, my grandmother was and has remained the one constant in my life. Not only did she provide the path for me to meet our Savior, but she cared for me, loved me, and adopted me as her own.

I love that God designed a perfect plan for all of us imperfect people with our imperfect stories.  When I feel that life is overwhelming, I take rest in the fact that the God of the universe who set the planets into motion, cared enough for me to plan a way to be adopted into His family through Jesus Christ. I feel loved and cared for, knowing that He is on His throne, and will welcome me as His own beloved daughter in Heaven one day.

I pray that no matter your story, you will take comfort in this too.

— Jamie Twaddell