Inheritance

We gathered together to remember.

It was a beautiful day.

Children ran and played as we shared stories through laughter and tears.

We said our good-bye and remembered her life…

One among us called her “wife” – “Sweet Lorraine” for over sixty years.

Two others called her mom.

Some knew her as Lorraine.

I called her Nana.

With his frail body, leaning on his cane he held out his hand to me and said, “Pick one, honey.”

Each of his fingers displayed a different ring that belong to my grandmother.

I felt so honored and loved and yet so completely awkward all at the same time.

These were her rings, they didn’t belong to me.   How can I choose?

One of the rings caught my eye.  It just seemed to stand out in a special way from the others.

But I passed over the special one and chose one that seemed to be the least among them.

Quickly Pops said, “No, sweetheart. I was thinking you should have this one.”  And he handed the special one to me.

I slipped it on my finger and it fit perfectly.

It was a small inheritance from my Nana – something special just for me from her.

Inheritance is a blessing of grace.

A gift that is passed on to us that we didn’t do anything to earn.

We didn’t earn it – that’s why it can feel awkward to accept it.

I think that’s why it can be so hard for us to accept through faith that we have an inheritance from God.

He has special gifts just for us from Him.

We don’t earn them.  We can’t earn them.

They are spiritual gifts of grace given to us as an inheritance because we are His children through Christ.

May you be showered in the blessings of your inheritance from God today and always~

 Galatians 3: 26

For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

 Galatians 3:29

 And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham.

You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.

 

One Response to “Inheritance”

  1. Sharon O June 29, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    That is so touching. I have very little from my grandma’s… and my mother has dementia and her ‘belongings’ are going away too.
    Cherish your special ring. Value it and someday perhaps hand it down to someone else who will treasure it too.

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