First Responder

Posted on: 7-15-112015

At the scene of most any major accident or tragedy, you will find policemen, fire fighters, and emergency medical technicians.  They are often referred to as “first responders” because they are among the first at the scene.  They are there to take control of the situation, access what needs to be done, and to offer whatever assistance is necessary. They provide care for the injured.  They bring comfort and encouragement to those involved. Their very presence brings a feeling of security.  Did you know that you have your very own “first responder” who is at your side before your tragedy even strikes?  Jesus is our on the scene before we even know about the scene.  He is standing by, ready, willing, and able to provide us whatever assistance we need.  He provides comfort, security, encouragement, strength, and guidance for us. He wants to help us through our hurts and heartaches.  When the marriage fails, He is there to pick up the pieces.  When the prodigal leaves home, He comforts the brokenhearted.  When the pink slip arrives, He gives security.  When the diagnosis is not good, He provides hope.  When the loved one breathes their last, He is there to help the grieving take one breath at a time to get through their devastation.  No matter what you are facing, He is there.  He is the first one on the scene…your very own “first responder.”  Now that you know He is there, the question is, will He be your first response?  When tragedy strikes, will you call on Him first to help you through?  Will you allow Him to do what He so desperately wants to do?  Will you allow Him to be the One who brings you help, hope, comfort, security, encouragement, etc. or will you try to take care of it all on your own?

“…casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7


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