"I pray that the eyes of your threat may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people." - Ephesians 1:18
It's probably unlikely that you or I will inherit $7 billion - but not totally impossible. Regardless, we have the most incredible and satisfying inheritance of all: "the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people," as the apostle Paul describes it. In Ephesians 1, Paul recaps the power of the promise that God has fulfilled in Jesus. One day, we will receive the fulfillment of eternal life, complete restoration to wholeness and unity with God. In the meantime, God's Spirit fills us with hope for the day when we will see this work complete. In Advent, we expectantly hope for the celebration of Christmas, and we look beyond with hope to Christ's return and our invaluable spiritual inheritance. What would you do if you were about to inherit a billion dollars? How will you live knowing the power of Christ to defeat death is alive in you today?