A Different Kind of Security

The politicians probably won’t let you miss it but today is the birthday of Social Security. Created by the U.S. Congress in 1935, the act was designed to provide an old age pension for workers in the United States. It’s common today to hear those under 50 wondering aloud if Social Security will still be around when it’s time for them to retire.

I am not smart enough to answer that question but I do know there is a kind of security that will absolutely be around when I need it. It’s the eternal security that comes from knowing and obeying Jesus Christ.

In Acts 3:6 as Peter and John were going up to the Temple, a lame man begged alms. He was hoping for money but was given something far greater.

“I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene – walk!”

Peter gave the man health and relief from his crippled body. But even greater still is the gift of eternal life. Paul exclaims “Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)

I’m unsure what the politicians will do with Social Security. I do know that I can trust God to securely lead me to a heavenly home.


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