My parents had little money, but we always had health insurance. It was used a lot with parents who had illnesses and four kids with incidental health needs. When I married a Navy man, the U.S. government provided for my health needs. Then came a long career for Glen, which protected our family from financial disaster from illnesses and having babies. At the magic age of 65, I went on Medicare. I have been blessed, as how many people can say they never went without health insurance during their whole life?
I get a little annoyed at paying insurance premiums–especially my long-term care policy, which I bought back in the 1980’s. I have no plans to spend even one moment in a nursing facility–if I have any control over the situation. But it does pay for assisted living care, and who knows when I might need help with my daily needs.
I like the reference to insurance in Psalm 37. We buy into a “policy” with God when we accept him as our Savior. He won’t cancel the policy for too many prayer requests or for being crabby or even if we are mad at him. Without hassle he’ll pay all claims, but in his own time and in the way he sees fit for us. And, God gives us assurance that he will always take care of our needs.
Lord, thank you for insuring us for life. Amen.