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An Inheritance Worth Keeping

May 09, 2011

“This is for you,” my mother in law said to my husband Tom the other day. “It was in your uncle’s stuff and I think he’d like you to have it.” She had a twinkle in her eye as we turned to look at the painting she was pointing at, propped up against the wall.

Lord, have MERCY! What a painting. A longhorn steer, resting on a hill, overlooking Texas oil wells.

All I can say is that it’s….ALMOST good.

And now…..it’s hanging over my fireplace.

We have all had a good chuckle over this piece of fine art, and enjoyed thinking about how much our uncle would have joined right in with us. We’re quite sure he purchased it from someone he knew and paid more than it was worth, simply because he was a kindhearted man. We treasure that memory, but now we have to figure out an appropriate spot for it! Wish me luck.

The painting that has gotten me to think about my inheritance – not of material things, but the spiritual inheritance I have as a believer in Christ.

Charles Spurgeon said this: Weigh the riches of Christ in scales, and His treasure in balances, and then think to count the treasures which belong to the saints. Reach the bottom of Christ’s sea of joy, and then hope to understand the bliss which God hath prepared for them that love Him. Overleap the boundaries of Christ’s possessions, and then dream of a limit to the fair inheritance of the elect. “All things belong to you, and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God” (1 Cor. 3:22b-23). ~From Morning and Evening

Talk about a treasure! God has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places (Eph. 1:3)

In him we have obtained an inheritance…..that we might be to the praise of His glory. (Eph. 1:11-12)

You are blessed today – with an inheritance worth keeping!