Karl Stegall tells of two brothers who entered the first grade. One said he was
born January 1, 1984. The other said he was born April 4, 1984. “That is
impossible,” said the teacher. “No,” replied the first brother,
“one of us is adopted.”

“Which one?” asked the teacher.

“I don’t know,” he replied.
One day I asked my Dad and he kissed us both and said, I forgot.”

Christians can never forget that every one of us was adopted into the family of
God. So Paul wrote to the Romans that we are “God’s very own children,
adopted into the bosom of his family.” (Romans 8:15, Living Bible)

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About The Author

Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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