A believer gets an email from his son who recently purchased a home and the son asks his dad if he would look over his Homeowners Policy to see if it looks reasonable. The dad looks over his sons policy quote and then pulls out his own Homeowners Policy to compare the rates and coverage. The dad emails his son and assures him that his policy looks fine. The dad also makes note of the fact that his own homeowners policy is $700. more that his sons policy rate and with similar coverage.
The dad then calls his homeowners insurance company to inquire about his own homeowner policy annual rate. The representative answers: “Hello my name is Tiffany, how may I help you today?” The dad gets to the point about specific charges in his homeowners policy and through this inquiry Tiffany makes an adjustment which saves the dad $93.00 in annual premiums. But the dad goes a little deeper and has more questions and then Tiffany excuses herself for a moment to speak with her supervisor. When she returns to the conversation she explains the coverage in more detail. She then offers an option that will save the dad a total of $429.00 in annual costs, and with almost the identical original coverage. Tiffany tells the dad that he has made a wise inquiry. Tiffany says that she will wait on the telephone while she forwards, by email, a “change request form.” She waits patiently and when all is completed the dad winds up with a reduction of $429.00 in his annual Homeowners Insurance Policy.
But then….While the dad is holding the telephone he is struck by the presence of the Holy Spirit. Tiffany says: “Will that be all today sir….sir, may we be of any further assistance?” Uh, well, yes Tiffany, you have been of great help today, thank you….Oh Tiffany. “Yes, sir.” May I ask you a question, its not about my insurance though. “Yes, sir, you may,” Tiffany, do you believe in God?…”Yes, I do believe in God.”….Tiffany if you were to die today and stand before God and God were to ask you why you should be allowed into heaven, what would you say? “Well, I would say that I have always tried to live a good life and I have always been kind to people and respected all people.”
Tiffany was then asked if she would like to hear what the Bible says about eternal life and and she said: “Yes, I want to hear.” Before continuing it was asked of Tiffany if she had to get back to work and she said: “No, it is fine, I want to know what the Bible says about eternal life.” It was said to Tiffany that the Bible teaches that a person cannot work their way to heaven by doing good works and that salvation is an act of God offered to all people through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. The gospel of God’s grace is an unearned blessing, a free gift, and we receive that free gift of eternal life by putting our trust in Jesus Christ, the one who shed His blood and died on the cross to pay the penalty we owed. For the Bible says: For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
After listening to the truth of what God’s Word teaches about eternal life, Tiffany said: “I have never heard what you shared with me from the Bible, I want to thank you for what you have said, it makes complete sense to me, I understand completely now.” A gospel tract was scanned and sent via email. Tiffany said that she would wait for it to come through and then said: “Your email just came through, I have your gospel tract.
We talked about how the Holy Spirit was ready to talk with Tiffany and that today was the day she received God’s call. Tiffany’s voice broke and she said that she was so thankful. She was encouraged to call on God in prayer and to open her heart to Him, because God is wanting to hear from her what she believes about His Son Jesus Christ.. Our divine appointment came to a close and Tiffany was reminded that our body of Christ would be praying for her.
May all who read this account please remember Tiffany in your prayers.