A Change in Destiny

Destiny is something to which a person or thing is designated, assigned, or dedicated in advance. Everyone has a destiny.

Benjamin Franklin once said, "But in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes." I’m not sure about taxes, but death is certain.

Everyone is destined to eventually die and go to judgment. Hebrews 9:27 says “And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.” Yes, everyone is appointed to die and go to judgment. It is our destiny.

Everyone also has a destiny while they are still here on earth, in this life. God has a plan for us and in His sovereign power His plan always comes to fruition. 

This coming Friday, two children from Mother’s Love orphanage will be arriving at LAX with their newly adopted families. These two special needs children have had their destinies changed through adoption. 

As I have reflected on their arrival, I have been moved to tears thinking about their change in destiny; no longer orphans, but full-fledged members of loving families.

A change of destiny is a very biblical concept as is adoption. Paul wrote in Romans 8:17 “…and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.”

Paul wrote that those who believe in Jesus experience a change in destiny. Their future has changed. Their destiny revised. Their destination upgraded. They are no longer orphans without a Heavenly Father, but a fellow heir with Christ, adopted into the family of God. 

On Friday, we will gather at LAX and rejoice over the arrival of these two members of our church family. We will give thanks to God for His gracious provisions for them and their new earthly families. 

Someday, if you haven’t already, I hope you will be able to rejoice over a change in your destiny by being adopted into the family of God through your confession of faith in Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

At that moment in time, you will be welcomed into your new forever family made up of fellow adoptees in Christ. I hope you become a part of the family.

Something to think about…