We Are God's Inheritance

on Sunday 20, June 2010

When Jesus taught His disciples about prayer, He first emphasized the relationship of Father.  ”When you pray,” He said, “go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father.”  The relationship of Father is mentioned six times in these few verses on prayer to encourage us to appreciate our relationship to God in this way. 

There is nothing more beautiful, and perhaps more powerful, than a father’s love for his children.  I see it constantly in my own husband and in my son, and I see it in my Father God.  His love is fierce and passionate, while at the same time, compassionate and loving.  He defends and protects and enjoys His kids.

Ephesians 1:18 says, “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called – His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.”  (NLT)

We don’t often think of ourselves as God’s inheritance, but I can assure you that as a loving Father He sees you and delights in you this way.  As children of the King, our inheritance is so extensive that we can be overwhelmed by its immensity.  But our Father is just as delighted, if not more so, with His inheritance.  We get Him and He gets us, and nothing can give Him more joy.  He paid a great price for His inheritance, and He does not resent one drop of blood.  He is a loving Father and rejoices greatly in you.