When my uncle passed in 2020, I received an inheritance. (See here) Given the distance between my home and his, I could not claim most of it.
While giving items to my uncle’s friends and arranging donations, I thought about the future inheritance I could claim. Neither distance nor limited time and energy could keep me from it.
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him—”1 Corinthians 2:9 (ESV)
I was an unlikely heir. My uncle’s daughter and wife had passed. My uncle’s relationships with other potential heirs had been damaged. My brother and I were grafted in.
Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.”Romans 11:19 (ESV)
I considered my situation an analogy of the Gentiles being included in the inheritance belonging to the Israelites.
Deeply understanding the truth of being grafted in to receive an inheritance that could not be lost was more valuable than anything I left behind in Oklahoma.
Thank you for the lesson, Uncle Floyd.