Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 11, 2015

Best Inheritance

cb devo aug 11“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

When Aristotle Onassis, Greek multimillionaire died in 1975, he left his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and his daughter Christina big inheritances translated in large sums of money and lavish homes, cars and boats. Unfortunately, money does not buy happiness or health, nor does it last forever. As a matter of fact, if poorly administered, it can vanish in no time.

I recently watched the movie “Faith of Our Fathers,” which tells the story of two young men, John Paul George and Wayne Adams. The two young men had been raised by their mothers, as both their fathers served during the Vietnam War, where they met. The story of their fathers repeated itself in the lives of their sons. John Paul was a Christian and Wayne played a rough-around-the-edges young man. In a sequence that showed how the two fathers met, interacted and died during the war. John Paul’s father – an aspiring young Christian minister who always prayed and read his Bible – led Wayne’s father to the Lord during their time together in Vietnam.

As the movie plot unfolds, the two young men go on a road trip together and get themselves in some sticky situations (just like their dads during the war). John Paul serves as a witness to Wayne, thus leading him to Christ (just as his dad had done to Wayne’s dad).

Christina Onassis, with all her money and power, lived a very sad life, deep into a depression that culminated with her addiction to the very drugs that were supposed to treat her illness. She died practically alone at the age of 37.

Money can buy material things, but it cannot buy eternity in heaven with the Lord. The best inheritance that a parent could leave behind for his or her children is a legacy of faith, the assurance that when all is said and done, they will be with their Lord in heaven.

“Father, thank You for the promise of life with You, which keeps us focused as we live in a world where nothing is guaranteed and all is temporary.”
For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Coffee Break

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