I had a letter in the post today from the other driver’s insurance company – the driver whose car I damaged last Sunday, the driver who has every right to demand payment from me because it was entirely my fault.
But yay, I have fully comprehensive insurance so I don’t have to worry about this. I know it was my fault, but someone else is covering the costs.
This is the kind of reality I’m very conscious of, in a different context – in a context that matters even more! Jesus paid the price for all my sins – all the wrong I’ve thought and said and done, which absolutely is my fault, and which I couldn’t ever make up for! And unlike my insurance company, Jesus provides this to me free of charge, out of pure love.
Free of charge to me. At a huge cost to himself.
That’s what God’s love looks like. That’s the amazing grace I live with – have lived with ever since the day I finally understood what it means that Jesus is the Saviour of humankind and that I’m a sinner in need of salvation. And if you want it, you can have this too! Christ died so that anyone who believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. No life is too messed up for him. And on the other hand, no life is sorted enough to not need him – the Bible says all have sinned. It also says: the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.
My motor insurance is very useful. My Jesus insurance though – it means I have no fear of what will happen when I die. And, unlike road accidents, death is the one thing that definitely will happen to each one of us. And we will each stand before God for judgement.
When my time comes, I’ll be there saying: yes, I’ve sinned, but I’m covered by the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, who paid in full for all my sins.