When I was a child and a life insurance commercial would come on TV, I would wonder at the futility of it. In my childhood mind it made no sense to have life insurance because they could not guarantee people would not die. I did not quite grasp the whole taking care of loved ones financially thing yet.
Death is part of everyone’s life. It is unavoidable and uncomfortable to talk about. For us it is a somber moment when we attend a funeral. What if we look at it from Jesus’s viewpoint?
Psalm 116:15 says:
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.
Jesus knows that at the moment of our deaths that we enter into eternity. For those who know Jesus, it is the moment that we leave this life of suffering forever and enter into heaven where there is no pain, no danger, no sickness, no suffering.
Jesus wants us to be with him. He wants to share the wonders of heaven with us. In John 17:24 he said:
Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
The longer I live with chronic pain and chronic illnesses, the more I appreciate that one day it will end and because of his grace, I will be in heaven. Don’t get me wrong, I do not look forward to the dying part, but I do look forward to the glorious wonders of heaven.
So while life insurance cannot guarantee we will not die, Jesus can guarantee eternity with him.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.