Life Insurance Only? By Robert Schaetzle
“For the Mighty One has done great things for me; and holy is His name. “And His mercy is upon generation after generation Toward those who fear Him.” Luke 1:49-50 NASB
Mary’s prayer, her ‘song of praise,’ the intimate thoughts she received from Gabriel, to give birth to the very Son of God, is far beyond human comprehension.
I could not but wonder her overwhelming fear, uncertainty what was happening, and what it all meant to her. God was to bring through her body, much more than just a son, but hope and promise for eternal life; escape from the penalty for all unrighteousness.
This event that happened to Mary was much more than my going out to purchase a ‘Life Insurance’ policy to keep me out of hell. God revealed His opportunity to me; His sacrificial agape’ love of intimacy with the Son of man.
The ‘Good News’ that we’re to proclaim for all mankind ‘from generation to generation’ is God’s challenge for each one of His children. It’s a daily mindset of growing and learning what part we each play in learning to be holy as He is holy.
“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him. In love.” [Ephesians 1:4]
This mandate determines my desire for intimacy with the Son of God, who Mary brought into the world; who one day at Calvary became hope for all who will receive and follow Him.
Father, this love story is far greater than thinking my salvation is about a life insurance policy to pay for my sinfulness. Thank you.
Robert lives in Sunnyvale, Ca serving in a Sharing and Caring ministry.