Those who follow Jesus are now the joint heirs of the kingdom that Jesus stands to inherit from his heavenly parent. It means we are family, connected, and as such we have certain rights and responsibilities. We share a certain spiritual DNA with Jesus. Like him, we have a share in the divine nature. We are made in the image of God, and nothing can deprive us of this inheritance of eternal value.
—Melissa Tidwell, Embodied Light: Advent Reflections on the Incarnation (Upper Room Books, 2013)
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Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
—Romans 8:17 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Light of the world, who made all things, speak me
afresh that I might not only hear your word and receive
your essence, but also embody the word you have spoken
in me. Amen.
Prayer by Melissa Tidwell
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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