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The RAC (Royal Automobile Club), founded in 1897, offers breakdown and rescue cover to drivers in the UK. It’s great to have comprehensive cover which ensures you get to your destination, even if your car or vehicle breaks down, and even better to have cover which can get you home again! In some ways, though, their cover is nowhere near as good as God’s RAC Rescue Plan!
Life is often described in terms of a journey, with people walking with God (see Gen 5:22, Gen 6:9). Enoch and Noah were just two of many people who are described as walking with God. In the New Testament, Jesus described Himself as ‘the Way’ (John 14:6) and in other places, the journey is described as a race (1 Cor 9:24-27). This metaphor of life as a journey implies purpose and meaning. Peter tells us that God’s plan is to redeem us ‘from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors’ (1 Pet 1:18), reminding us that without God, life can be aimless and without purpose.
God’s RAC Rescue Plan involves redemption and commitment. 1 Pet 1:18-21 outlines how this redemption was brought about (through the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect) and what is required now is our commitment to this plan. God provides all we need for salvation; in some ways, the infilling of the Holy Spirit is like the stuffing that brings teddy bears to life in the Build-A-Bear factories! We need God in us so that we can follow Him, walk with Him and live for Him.
It’s not cheap to have the best insurance cover and this cover has to be renewed annually. But God’s RAC Rescue Plan involved Christ’s once-for-all sacrifice (Heb 9:26-28) and is offered to us freely. Will we give Him the commitment He deserves?