"Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son."
This is interesting... first, that our inheritance is light. That is pretty cool. Or maybe, we just partake of our inheritance in light... either way it is cool, because the lights are always on in heaven. :) Not to skip over the very important fact that it is God that makes us equal to our inheritance... no matter how lost we are, God can find us, heal our wounds, offer us a shower and a safe place to stay, and clean clothes to put on. If we make the smallest effort to communicate with him... to get to know him, to love him... then he blesses us, and prepares us for the next step. He makes us equal to every task he assigns... every lesson he teaches. And he will, in the end, make us equal to the light that he offers us. When things get too dark, he rescues us, and helps us prepare to go out again. And I like the translated part... it's as though we are in a foreign country and we don't speak the language, and we are trying to get along. We're failing miserably, and we start yelling and cursing... and God comes up and translates for us... translating our pain and our anguish into the simple questions that we have in our hearts... and making every shout seem like a blessing in the ears of the natives. He knows that we are really bad at diplomacy, but he knows us so well that he translates our stumbling prose into poetry, expressing our feelings and thoughts much better than we could ourselves. And, that is how we get into the Kingdom of God... through the translation that makes us so much closer to the ideal us than we are. :) Of course... we still have to learn, and become good translators ourselves someday, and help out others. :) God is so so so cool to us... and everything he asks of us is only designed for our benefit. That is amazing to me. In this world of self-service (as in serving ourselves, not pumping our own gasoline), he is serving US. God, the most powerful of all... making my day go better... helping you deal with your daily issues. Touching us all individually, because in all the universe, this is what matters to him... his children. Listen to him today... don't walk out into traffic, okay?