A Lesson for May 11th

1 John 5:11And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

I once thought eternal life began after death. Then as family members and friends passed on to eternal life, I began thinking that eternal life is a parallel existence that one passed into only by dying. Thus accepting the testimony of Christ, might be thought of like a life insurance policy that pays out at death.

Looking back, I now recall weighing attending Seminary or Business School. In the end, Business School lost because it was only life insurance, while Seminary offered life assurance. While life insurance only provides a benefit for an untimely death, life assurance provides a benefit every day.

Life assurance comes with a daily benefit of knowing that nothing can separate us from the love of God! This is eternal life; waking up every morning knowing that God loves me and that nothing I encounter or do can separate me from God’s limitless love.

How has eternal enriched your life this day?

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