Eternal inheritance better than $50,000

"For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant." - Hebrews 9:15

When I was about 16 my brother had just turned 18 and received his inheritance from my great grandfather. I remember that my Dad took him into the kitchen and sat him down and then explained to him about what he was getting and the importance of it, and how he thought my brother should use the money. I also remember watching my brother walk out of the kitchen --eyes wide, hands in the air -- "I'm rich!" he yelled.

Sure $50,000 was a good amount of money to inherit right before college. When I turned 18 just two years later, my same fund (the exact same holdings as my brothers) was only worth $16,000 because the market had done so poorly over those two years. While it wasn't as much, it did pay for me to get through college and have a lot left over when I was done.

But then I think about this... Imagine an inheritance that is greater than money. A ticket to eternal comfort (no more pain, sorrow, death etc...), a ticket to eternal life, and a ticket to a friendship you could never possibly imagine. Imagine turning 18 and having your father sit down and show you all the things you had done wrong in your life, all the people you had hurt, all the sins you'd committed etc. Imagine him saying, "well guess what, your inheritance is enough to cover all of this, and infinitely more.

I like my eternal inheritance. I need to thank God for it more often than I do. It took my grandpa years of hard work to be able to pass on that much money to me (especially since he didn't even finish High School), but it took Jesus giving his life for my eternal inheritance.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you," - 1 Peter 1:3-4