Friday, October 12, 2012

Monday and Wednesday on Friday

Hopefully the old adage applies....Better late than never. So here's Monday Meditation and Wednesday Worship all rolled up into a post on Friday! I pray it blesses your heart.

"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, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade-kept in heaven for you...." 1 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV)

Pots and pans.

Not just any pots and pans. My Nana's pots and pans.

I inherited them.

This week I had the privilege of using them for the first time. I'm a pretty good cook, but I think our dinners taste even better being cooked in those pots. Nana broke them in really well. She was surely one of the best cooks around! And I feel as though I have her help in my kitchen now.

As I stirred something yummy in one of those pots, I thought about inheritances.

Those pots are among my precious treasures because they represent family and times shared around the table. The aroma of noodles and green beans and fried chicken. A house echoing with laughter and overflowing with love as we celebrated Thanksgiving or Christmas...or just the joy of eating Nana's cooking on any occasion.

As I pondered inheritances, my mind was drawn to the greatest inheritance of all, that of Jesus Christ and the promise of eternity with Him.

I have that as a result of a precious heritage of lovers of God's Word and followers of the Lord. Because my grandparents and my parents shared that love with me and demonstrated how to walk with the Lord, I join them in enjoying Him as my everything...my treasure...my inheritance. Forever.

Ever since that day, this song has been playing in my head. Yes, we are rich. And blessed.


Father, how we thank You for calling us Your own. Oh how we love You.

3 comments:

Hester's Heart said...

Kristi,

I love this analogy - isn't it awesome how God teaches us through everyday experiences. ;)

What a sweet reminder today of our inheritance in Christ . . . this is the greatest gift we can pass on to our loved ones.

Love, Hester ;)

Kristi Butler said...

Hester,
You are so sweet! Thank you for your kind words.
Love and hugs!

Susan Stilwell said...

So excited that you got such a sweet blessing from your grandmother! To think of her hands holding those pot handles, stirring and scrubbing... and praying for you guys.

Hope you're settling in and enjoying the new digs.
Love you!!