Picture 1:  Debby Petrosky, Linda Yohe, Debbie Harn, Connie Watkins.  Picture 2:  Debbie Harn, Connie Watkins, Linda Yohe, Debby Petrosky

Shepherd's Voice is a Christian women's quartet specializing in sacred music, 
both traditional and contemporary.

Assurance Insurance

          One of the top, hot news topics these days is insurance.  Turn on any TV news stations or flip through any newspaper, and the insurance topic will blare boldly into your eyes and ears.  So much debate. So many views. So much controversy. All this insurance talk has made me think not only about my physical health insurance plan but also about my spiritual, heaven bound insurance assurance plan. 

          Insurance is like having a plan. I am a planner by nature. I like to know things are headed towards a goal; buy food for a planned, good meal; practice words to a song for a good, confident performance; write out a lesson plan in a logical order for a good presentation. And maybe even something as routine as frequent hand washing being good insurance against getting a cold. These efforts can give us a sense of confidence, an assurance, a peace of mind. But eternal? Not so much. 

          So, what about our spiritual insurance? Anyone paying attention to that? The TV news stations and the newspaper pages certainly are not boldly blaring this topic into our eyes and ears, yet our spiritual insurance is far more important, a far greater investment, than any earthly insurance on the market. God’s Word promises us that (2 Timothy 4:18) “The Lord will deliver me (us) from every evil work, and will save me (us) unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be the glory for ever and ever.” Jesus spoke this assurance, (John 5:24) “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death into life.” (emphasis added) Yeah, I want that! You, too?

          We need to invest in Christ, honor His holy name, grow in knowledge of His wonderful love and daily nurture, with an intent to increase, our personal relationship with Him. Investing in this insurance will give us the ultimate assurance that we will live with Christ forever because we’ve invited Him to live within us, taking up residence in our heart. With assurance, we will receive the crown of life which Christ promised to those that love Him. 

          Insure yourself with Christ’s assuring promise. The investment is eternal. “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.” (Hebrew 10:22)