Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. – Peter 1:3-5 NKJV
We are children of God. To me, being a child of God means that I have an eternal inheritance in heaven.
In legal terms, when we make a will and list heirs, the inheritance is usually only delivered after our death. In our case, Jesus died so that we could live. What an incredible sacrifice!
God grants each of us an opportunity for a new beginning, a new birth. We can start over. He gives us another chance and forgives us for where we fall short of God’s glory. It is by grace that we have been saved. Amen.