I love the story of Annie, the Broadway musical. Annie was the little orphan girl, without parents. She was poor and lived in a dirty place run by mean Miss Hannigan, who treated all of the orphans poorly. Her clothes were shabby and her toys were few. Oliver Warbucks, on the other hand, had everything! He owned a multi-billion dollar industry. He lived in a mansion. He traveled the world. He had the ear of the president of the United States.
As the story goes, the relationship between Oliver Warbucks and Annie strengthens to the point that he eventually adopts little orphan Annie into his family. The finale of the play says it all. It describes the great blessing that’s found in relationship, which once was apart, but is now together.
Together at last,
We’re tying a knot,
That never can sever.
Annie: I’m poor as a mouse.
Warbucks: I’m richer than Midas.
But nothing on earth,
Could ever divide us.
I don’t need anything but you.
This is a great picture of our adoption as a child of God by faith. We were poor and impoverished in our sin. God is rich beyond compare. He reconciled to Himself through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. We love God. He loves us.