According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again … to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 1 Peter 1:3-4
I have a firebox for my important papers to keep them safe.
I have a hook for my keys so I don’t lose them (as often).
I have cedar blocks for the pockets of my wool coat to keep the moths away.
I have airtight containers to keep my leftovers edible for a few extra days.
I use bandages for scrapes to keep the germs out.
I change the oil in my car to protect the engine.
I take my vitamins and medicines to stay healthy.
I have a case for my phone in case I drop it.
And we put money in a fund for later.
We spend time and money and energy
Caring for and maintaining and protecting our bodies and our things.
And all this is going to pass away.
But I have an inheritance.
Imperishable. Undefiled. Unfading.
Kept in heaven for me.
Maintained, protected and cared for by Jesus Christ Himself.