553 – God Will Never Abandon His Children
The Bible is the paperwork God filled out to complete our adoption. It says that once we have accepted His offer to adopt us, He will never give us back. It cannot be undone. There is no ambiguity about this. Our adoption by God is unilaterally irrevocable. He will never forsake or abandon us, even if (when) we try to forsake and abandon Him.
Jonah tried his best to run from God, but it was pointless. Once we agree to be His child, He will never let us go. This should come as no surprise. What adoptive parent would expect their adopted child to never try to run away or act out? In His time, God will complete the good work He began in each of us. Earth is like our foster home. Very soon (in “Bible time”), our adoptive Father will pick us up and take us to live with Him in our new home. God loves us far too much to let the children tell the Father what to do.