- Written by Jason Jones, Saint John’s Gift Planning Counselor Jason Jones, Saint John’s Gift Planning Counselor
- Created: August 18 2020 August 18 2020
Otto and Grace served the Lord from baptism to grave in their earthly lives.
During the years when the children were growing up, finances were tight. But they were rich because of the inheritance Jesus has laid in store for those who believe in Him. “In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:2–3)
When Otto was called home, Grace still had seven years to sojourn here. After a lifetime of meticulous money management, she was still worried. It had plagued her all her life. But God provided. She was cared for. She was comfortable. Yes, she was even content.
True to God’s provision, there was an abundance beyond her needs and she passed that on to family as inheritance. In her will she wrote, “I urge my heirs not to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but to take hold of the life which is life indeed through faith in Jesus Christ.” Those words coupled together with a modest financial inheritance are a true gift. The family was not perfect. No family is. But in the end, God’s grace wins the day. Understanding that is a true inheritance from the Lord.
Do you want help to craft a plan that will enable your family to celebrate that same inheritance?