Sunday, July 4, 2021

Time to serve and save

 

Chris had never been known to be a “waiter”; instead he always threw himself headlong into many diverse adventures…here, there, here...He loved the adrenalin rush, the way it drove him. After that rush came his pride and carelessness.

Who and what Chris was then 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.

YouTube from movie "Fireproof". Video is about 4 min. long.

2015 Yarnell Arizona Fire
June 30, 2015

The underlined words are from Wednesday Words, from April 2015. These are for challenging writer, once provided and encouraged by several bloggers. 

The Granite Hill fire was a horror we cannot ignore. Wildfires spread so quickly.



20 comments:

  1. I'm so not looking forward to the fires that are sure to start any time now.

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    1. You might live near the past few years of wildfires?

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  2. I was living in nearby Phoenix when this tragedy occured. We watched the televised funerals ....it remains etched in my mind.

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    1. I cannot imagine what the families had to endure then and now.

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  3. I'm thankful for firefighters everywhere too. I heard about the Granite Hill fire on the TV news here.

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    1. The importance of law enforcement, firefighters, EMT cannot be undermined.

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    1. The Granite Hill fire was a thing of evil.

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  5. Una historia desgarradora y de ejemplo. Te mando un beso

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    1. Broken and then heart breaking. It is hard to imagine.

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  6. It is amazing for us who have not experienced a TERRIBLE FIRE up close, to see reality. YES we do have heroes in our country (and the world) who are dedicated and risk their lives DAILY.
    Also a very good QUICK write that touches the heart.
    Sherry & jack
    Be safe

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    1. Heroes like these precious people need to be honored.

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  7. I had not heard of that fire, but I know the ones in CA have had devastating effects. I am saddened by these heroes who had to lose their lives for something that spreads so quickly.

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  8. Our gratitude to those who selflessly put their lives on the line for others...thank you, one and all.

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  9. My heart breaks for all who have suffered through such devastation.

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  10. I have a healthy respect for fire and what can happen. When I was a kid our house caught fire from bad electrical wiring in the attic. We lost the whole upper floor and much damage to the first floor. I was home taking care of my 3 younger siblings while my folks went out for just a quick errand. I was 10 and thankfully was able to get my siblings..age 8,7,3 out of the house. My sister's son-in-law is a firefighter medic and her daughter a police officer. I applaud all those who put their lives on the line to save others and to save homes and all the things inside that home that really mean nothing when it comes to saving the lives that live there.

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    1. Oh, it would be so difficult to charge and rescue.

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