Walking down the street, I saw some Bird of Paradise plants growing.
These plants are named for their resemblance to actual multicolored birds called birds of paradise.
When I think of paradise, I think of Jesus’ words to one of the thieves crucified along side Him:
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Paradise is where Jesus is.
Believers who follow Jesus will have an inheritance in paradise.
It will never “spoil or fade.”
There will never be a time when God takes it away.
Are you thankful for your inheritance today?
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
—1 Peter 1:3-5
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