It seems like we spend most of our lives preparing for things. We can all think of many things that we prepare for in our daily, weekly, and long term lives. I spent all summer in my job preparing a building for the return of students. I have spent most of my life (OK, at least part of my life), preparing for retirement. We prepare for the week-end barbecue, week-end outing, or for our much wanted vacations.

We prepare with life insurance, health insurance, auto insurance, but seldom give insurance for our eternal life a second thought. Now you’re thinking,“Wait a minute, no one sells life insurance for our eternal life. That’s just for our time here on earth.”

But there is truly a life insurance for our eternal life. Yes, that means your eternal life, no matter what your past has been like. That eternal life insurance actually comes free to us and just takes a few steps to sign up for, and there is NO monthly payment in dollars.

Now you are thinking there is a catch to this, some kind of hype, some hidden agenda. No, there is none of that as your eternal life was bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ when He willingly went to the cross for our sins.

Jesus is the only one who could purchase our sins, and he paid the price when he was nailed to the cross, put in a tomb, and arose on the third day. Now comes our part to partake in this insurance policy. Your signature on the dotted line is very simple and doesn’t take a pen to accept the policy that is freely given. All you have to do is believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He went to the cross four our sins, accept Jesus as your Savior, confess your sins to him and make him Lord of your life.

Now I’m going to ask, “How is your insurance policy? Is it up to date? If you die today, where will you spend eternity?” That choice is up to you and depends on if you accept that insurance policy or reject it.

John 3: 16-17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

Al Altnow is pastor at John Day First Christian Church.

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