I was sidetracked from my “heirloom” blog this week. On Tuesday, I went to the ER with chest pains and by the end of the day had a heart cath performed and a stent put in. The Lord had put me in the right place at the right time – 2 blocks from the hospital – and has been with me, and sent me home yesterday. So grateful for His care!
I did have some time to think about the blog, though – As others have written, an heirloom is “A valued possession passed down in a family through succeeding generations. Or, an article of personal property included in an inherited estate.”
My father died from a heart attack when he was 63 (I’m 60), so some of my problem most likely was passed down through generations. It certainly isn’t a “valued possession”, and not technically property, but you can say it was included in an “inherited estate”.
I have another ancestor who gave me an inherited estate – Adam. His sin has passed down through all human generations. I was born a sinner, and am still a sinner.
But, praise God, I’m a sinner saved by grace – because my inherited estate (heirloom) is now as a child of God.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” Romans 8:14-17 NKJV
Please check out the other “heirloom” blogs from the ChristianWriters.com blog chain, on the appropriate dates in the list on the right.