Sunday is Father's Day—a good time to calculate your inheritance. I don't mean what money and material might be coming your way. With healthcare costs and taxes, even a tax attorney and an actuary couldn't get you an exact number. (Plus, in case you weren't sure, it's not cool to calculate things like this while people are living.)
It is good to calculate what we've received and what we are receiving, and to take the time to think about those who have been fathers and mothers in life to you. They have given you a tremendous inheritance. We are their heirs.
In many cases, part of their inheritance is the faith we hold. It is a faith that places us as heirs to something more lasting and valuable than material goods. It is also what broadens and unites our family well beyond those with whom we share surnames and physical features.
In preparation for worship Sunday, read Galatians 3:23-29 and reflect on what it means to be "Abraham's offspring, heirs according to the promise" (3:29). Who does this connect you to and how does inheriting this grace affect how you live your life?
Hope to see you Sunday.