During the season of Lent, I will be sharing a short post each day as part of the Lent-Photo-a-Day Journey, providing a sort of brief reflection and witness through the journey to and through the cross, to the tomb, and out into the world.
The word designated for March 13th was “Inheritance.”
“In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.”
These words from Ephesians help describe the idea of inheritance that the Children of God have as part of the promise. In this picture, are the living saints of a particular faith community who have not yet claimed the final inheritance or promise, but believe in that promise and are sealed in it by the Holy Spirit through baptism.
What does the idea of an inheritance mean to you?