Often a home is fully ablaze and threatening other homes or structures before anyone realizes it.
“Go also the second mile.”—Matthew 5:41b
One Detroit man escaped from his home when a fire broke out.
The man, emotional, pets them, trying to see any sign of life, but they do not respond.
Then, one of the firefighters kneels down and takes off his air supply and puts it over the snout of the animals, one at a time. Within a few minutes, both dogs begin to respond, open their eyes, and breathe again on their own. The dogs’ owner stretches out his hand to the firefighter, thanking him for saving the lives of his beloved friends.
This level of attention and care is what makes firefighters—as all first responders—heroes. The fireman in this story cared about the man’s life and his loss. His actions changed the outcome of the story. He was a game changer.
What story will God use you to change today? Pay attention—and care. It’s always worth it.
FAITHFUL ONE, there are stories out there that I will be able to change how they end. Guide me, lead me, to watch and stay ready to be where You want, to do what You want.