Inheritance? Diamonds tinkling down the marble steps of our multifloored mansions. Sorry! Let go of that idea while we look at what Jesus had to say about our inheritance. In My Fathers house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also (John 14:13 ESV).
In Jesus time, guests would be received in a room by their host. But if there were too many guests, and not enough rooms, the guests would be turned away and the host would never get around to welcoming them.
Jesus words in the verses above are a great comfort they are often spoken at funerals, and not without reason. Theyre our inheritance as Christians. Simply: where I (God) am, you will be. You wont be turned away and He wont have too little time to get round to you.
Gods warm welcome is part of the everyday that you cant always see. This is the gift passed down to you from our Father you are never alone, never abandoned even in a seeming absence.
So what now? Your hospitality is part of how other people see Gods welcome. Welcome someone into your home and make them a meal preferably someone you dont know greatly (but trust to invite over!). Spend some time planning how you might make your own hospitality happen.
Soulfood : 1 Sam 16-17, Matt 24:15-25, Ps 102:12-17, Prov 17:7-10