All of us are divinely adopted
Into the growing Family of God
Once we are there, we’re all equal
The great love of God to share.
Pharaoh’s daughter adopted Moses
Down by a river waterfall;
Jesus himself was adopted by Joseph
Christmas Angels witnessed it all.
None of us are naturally born His
We children heed His Kingdom Call;
Adoption is how we become His own
Father God comes and claims us all.
2010 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets