1 Peter 1:4 (NIV)
…an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you.
Everything breaks. Everything gets old. Everything wears out. Everything fades away.
There was a day that I worked at framing a house all day, drive home in time to start my two-hour football practice, usually in full gear, and then drive to my apartments and make supper before relaxing with a book. I held that routine for the better part of two years. Now I look in the mirror and wonder where and how did that physically fit person disappear. Look around you and the evidence of time and decay are everywhere. Whatever is young, new, strong, and fast does not remain that way for long. It all spoils and fades, and then it disappears. Except for Jesus and absolutely everything that he promises.
Because the almighty Son of God died for our sin and rose from death, he fills our cup to overflowing with gifts “that can never perish, spoil, or fade.” His forgiveness of our sins will never break. His promise of eternal life will never break. His friendship will never fade away.
Everything in this world breaks. Except for what we receive from Jesus Christ. What a privilege to serve such an amazing saviour.
Lord help me to understand fully that in you we possess what will never perish, spoil, or fade. Amen.