Friday, May 15, 2015

Waiting on You Lord


Chris had never been known to be a “waiter”; instead he always threw himself headlong in diversified adventures…here, there, here...his pride and selfishness driving him.

Who Chris was changed radically when he became a man whose greatest desire in life was to wait upon the Lord.  Be intensediligent… …taking on the most mundane of tasks.  Wait upon the Lord…were the words running through his mind when the alarm bell rang.


“Take it, Chris!” cried out a fellow fireman.  At the clunk sound of hose thrown to him, adrenaline surged. Gripping the heavy hose tightly, Chris reminded himself ”Time to serve!”  as he raced into the blazing house.  


sung by John Waller, scenes from "Fireproof"

The underlined words above are provided by Delores each Wednesday as challenge to  bloggers who enjoy writing flash fiction, poems, prose, vignettes... Take a run at these words!  You can access a list of other Wednesday Words bloggers by clicking on the lonely grapefruit above.

26 comments:

  1. These are such very brave people. My father-in-law, a 30 year firefighter, died from lung cancer, thought to be brought on by dangerous substances he inhaled all those years he served his community.

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    1. What a hero to serve for 30 yrs! F-fighters serve on the "front line" and save so many lives. All those chemicals...

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  2. You would have to rely on the Lord if you are in the profession.

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    1. I wonder how many firemen are Christians? Such a dangerous profession.

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  3. They are brave indeed, always putting others above themselves

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    1. Hard to imagine just how brave they must be.

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  4. Wow. Such a powerful, heart-felt focus to this piece. Thank you.

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    1. Delores/your words for this week needed more meaning.

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  5. A short but very poignant piece. I have every admiration for firemen and women. Have a friend in NC who is one and does everything the men do.

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    1. It takes a special person who takes on such a responsibility.

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  6. Hi Susan,

    Once again, you have incorporated the words into a thoughtful composition. Such respect for the dedication for those who serve in the fire service.

    Have a peaceful rest of your weekend, Susan.

    Gary

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    1. It is always great to see your name, Gary. Thanks for your comment!

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  7. What I can't imagine is going into the profession (or any dangerous profession) and NOT being a Christian. I know it happens though... all the time.

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  8. Interesting juxtaposition.

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  9. Very nice use of the words. I've always admired firefighters and the good work they do. Knowingly putting themselves in danger to save others.

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    1. When 9/11 showed firemen racing in, knowing there was very little chance of making it out, I think the whole nation saw the measure of their commitment.

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  11. Firemen have an inner strength, some call it courage, duty, charity, hope and faith.

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    1. True words...they are set apart by the inner workings that drive them.

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  12. Another wonderful story with great use of the prompt words. Firemen are mostly a group of angels. My husband was one for years.

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    1. I always wondered what it must be like to be the wife of a fireman or a policeman. The movie above "Fireproof" shows how the wife deals with the risks her husband had to take when a call came in.

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  13. Great story. You have a lovely blog.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for the comment!

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