Love is an action. The Bible stresses this truth again and again. Love must not only be spoken, it must also be shown. The beginning of love is God. He showed his love in the most sacrificial of ways so we could know our incredible value to him. The price of our adoption was the emptying of heaven of its greatest treasure, God the Son, who is our Savior.
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
— 1 John 4:9
Dear Lord, thank you for adopting us into your family. We can never thank you enough or repay you for your kindness, but please receive the service of our life as our ongoing thanksgiving for your grace and our small way of trying to share the love you have given us. In Jesus name, Amen