So this past Sunday, our church celebrated Heritage Sunday. It was the day we honored the people that had been at our church for 15 years or more.
And it got me thinking, what is our heritage? What is our history? How did we get here? And what is our inheritance?
Did you know that you are a child of God? You are a King’s kid! Let me explain:
In the beginning God created a man and a woman, and they were the joy of his creation. They were His children. But in time, the children turned away from God and ate from a tree that God forbade them to eat from. So God had to fix it somehow, so He sent Jesus.
Jesus was fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin named Mary, and since the first Adam messed up, God called Jesus the second Adam.
1 Corinthians 15:45-49 says the first man, Adam, became a living being, the last Adam became a life giving spirit. Jesus was perfectly sinless, and God sent Jesus to die on a cross so that you and I would not die, but have life more abundantly. He literally went to hell and back for you.
Coolest thing is, if you were the only person in the universe, He would still do it just for you.
Jesus came so we could have life and life to the full. God calls us His children! We have an inheritance!
Here’s what we are entitled to as God’s kids:
The bible says that we are a royal priesthood, we are co-heirs with Christ, and we are called His holy people.
Go and check out Deuteronomy 28 to see what else we are promised by God. All you have to do is ask Him into your heart!
He loves you so much! He wants you to come to Him. If you haven’t given your life to Christ, here’s your chance. All you have to do is pray this prayer and mean it with your whole heart:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for dying on the cross and raising back to life. I give you my heart; please come into my heart and change me!
Thank you Jesus; in Jesus name amen.
If you prayed this prayer… welcome to the family of God and testify by telling me or another blogger on this network. And remember God loves you and so do I!
Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.
Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.
Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.