Fire Insurance

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 | 7 comments

Fire Insurance
Living in the mountains of a drought-ridden state, we live in a constant alertness that fire could destroy everything we own in a moment. We can buy fire insurance for our home and possessions, but have you taken care of getting the only certain fire insurance for your life–the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ?



2MefromHim Devotionals

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy…store up for yourselves treasures in heaven…for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:19-21
          Flames shot into the night. I stood on my back patio watching as a fast-moving forest fire consumed forest and homes sixty miles to the north.  That particular fire didn’t threaten us, but we had been under a red alert all summer.
          The next morning a fog of smoke enveloped our mountain home, blown from the fire up north. Our turn could come any time.
          I read instructions on preparing to evacuate in case of a forest fire. I sent photograph albums to my husband’s office. I began photographing every room in our home, furniture, closets and drawers. I came to the grandfather clock built by my husband’s father. There was no way to save something so large. My treasured library was not high on the priority list. My three thousand year old Indian bowl had remained unbroken, would it fall prey to a fire instead? Even things I would take with me wouldn’t matter if it happened when I was away from home. The people up north had already been through a fire eleven years ago, now they faced it again. I wondered what they were feeling.
          How much value was I putting on things? If a fire occurred near our home the only thing that really mattered was if we escaped safely. My family all knew Jesus as their Savior—we were safe in the only way that really matters.
          I would miss all of my belongings, but none of those things had anything to do with eternity. Most could easily be replaced. But fire insurance can’t bestow eternal life.
          Jesus said that the things we treasure the most should be in heaven where they cannot be destroyed. I continued cataloging things for insurance purposes, but a change of heart was taking place. I was learning to let go.
          What do you value most highly? How certain are you that your loved ones are prepared for eternity if catastrophe should happen?
          Don’t let another day go by without seeing that you have done all you can to ensure eternal security for yourself and those you love. Get your priorities in the order Jesus would want them, today.

Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston Holtman

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Norma Gail is the author of the contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the New Mexico Christian Novelists. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 40 years. They have two adult children.

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  1. The time is drawing near. Amen Norma!

    • Thank you for taking time to leave a comment! I appreciate it! God bless!

  2. I’m glad your home was spared with the library and grandfather clock and 3000 yr old bowl (!!). The possessions I’m most attached to are the ones with history like that. And yes, earthly insurance is smart, but heavenly assurance is crucial.

    • So true! Thanks for stopping by, Jennie!

  3. What a great article. I’m glad your home was spared. We need to get our priorities in line, even if no “physical” fire is eminent.

    • So true! Thanks for taking time to comment, Dawn!

  4. Norma, reading your words brought a chill up my spine as I remembered the smoke that invaded our skies last summer. I’m ready for the Lord’s return, but if I ever have to evacuate because of a fire, I’m not ready yet. Thanks for making us think and prepare in more ways than one. So glad to hear that you and your home escaped damage.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

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