Jesus – My Living Hope
1 Peter 1: 3-5 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade – kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.”
As parents we want to leave our children an inheritance – not to remember us more fondly but to give them a better future.
Our earthly inheritance isn’t going to last. The money will be spent, the house will either be sold or soon turn to decay, the silver will tarnish and the china will be broken. All of our cherished thing will all fade away. All of labors of working and saving will be gone in a heartbeat.
It is our job to invest in the heavenly realm instead of earthly treasures. We should be going about God’s work by going to church with our children and teaching them about Jesus and leading them into a relationship with Jesus Christ. These things are far more valuable and will last an eternity.