In the spring every year, I buy a hanging plant that is loaded with blooms. It is always gorgeous and so colorful. After the gray winter, my parched eyes feast on the splendor.
But when I place it in my garden, it slowly dies. Somehow, the sprinklers just don’t thrust the water high enough to water my hanging plant. I’ve tried it in several places. Sigh. It just dries up.
These days, the future doesn’t look any more settled for us than it does for my poor plant. Many things in our world and political reality are making life appear to be so uncertain. However, the truth is that life on earth is temporary.
I sit on my porch and enjoy the warm breezes, the sunshine that brings forth sweet aromas from grasses, trees, flowers. I listen to the birds tweet, crickets sing, squirrels chatter and the garbled noises of turkeys as they sprint across my green grass.
It will all pass away.
There is More
Inheritance comes to us through death. It is inescapable. The knowledge in the backs of our minds that all is temporary makes us appreciate the things we enjoy in the here and now.
Jesus died for us.
He said unless the seed dies and falls into the ground, there is no life. But when the seed germinates and begins to grow, then unfurl it’s vines, leaves and patterns, new life comes forth.
I saw just the tiniest bit of green and decided not to toss the plant into the yard waste bin. I set it out at the edge of the lawn, and I make sure it is watered good and well every evening. My efforts are being rewarded.
My plant is slowly coming back to life. I think this is my plant inheritance!
Jesus rose from the dead.
Through his death, Jesus promised us an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This legacy is kept for us in heaven.
Through His resurrection, He has awarded us a new heritage.
Jesus is our inheritance.
He is coming back for us soon to fulfill His promises.
Jesus is Forever!
“To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved for you in heaven” (1 Peter 1:4 NKJV).