Today I received a call from my bankers on some “mouthwatering” insurance policy they called “Protection Plus”. On face value it sounded like a jackpot when the Rep was telling me about certain incentives I and my family could benefit, but the presentation hit a snag especially when I was told that the insurance would not cover eventualities in some certain “high risk” countries in the world. When I asked the Rep to mention the high risk countries involved, he included my beloved Nigeria. Obviously, the marketing was over. I told him I wasn’t interested in his offer, after all I could not benefit if I decided to relocate to Nigeria.
Just as we discussed the insurance offer and its limitations, it dawned on me that I have a superior and unmatchable insurance package from the master, the maker of heaven and earth. He is the provider of the true “Protection Plus”. His scheme is not bought, but received, because He paid the ultimate premium for it – His blood was shed!
The person who puts his faith in the finished work on the cross is covered by God’s insurance scheme with guaranteed protection in every part of the world he finds himself. Above all, the incentives transcend cash; it is all about the unwavering presence of God to direct our affairs to his glory. It’s a protection from both the physical and spiritual influences in the world.
“If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending His own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?” (Rom. 3:32)
“The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,” (Col.1:13 Amplified)
“Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote,
God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?” (Heb. 13:5-6 The Message).
– Emeka Ofia