Read 1 Peter 1:3–5
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. 1 Peter 1:3–4
On a balmy summer day, my wife and I visited one of the world’s most famous cemeteries, located at Stoke Poges, a little village not far from Windsor Castle in England. On this site Thomas Gray penned his famous “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” a poem most of us had to read at one time or another in school. As we stood quietly in the midst of ancient graves, one stanza of that poem came to mind:
The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,
And all that beauty, all that wealth e’re gave,
Awaits alike the inevitable hour.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Man’s glory simply does not last, but God’s glory is eternal, and He has deigned to share that glory with us!
Something to Ponder
When you think of sharing in God’s glory, what images, thoughts, or feelings come to mind?