#Firefighter Training: You are here for a purpose
“Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning” Proverbs 9:9
Firefighters train on some of the most difficult situations under very difficult circumstances. We understand that our lives and the lives of others depend upon our abilities to perform when called.
What motivates someone to help someone in that they may have never met and will probably never receive any recognition for their actions?
Love is the answer:
As firefighters, your basis for serving is out of love. This love is exemplified in Jesus Christ. Over the history of the fire service, many firefighters have died trying to save someone that they never met and possibly may not have agreed with.
“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
Now most people wouldn’t be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good.
But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were yet sinners.” (Romans 5:6-8).
As firefighters, we understand the depth of sacrifice. We have all seen, known, or lost someone close to us in the Line of Duty. Our friends & loved ones, and our brothers that have gone before us “showed great love” by serving their fellow man.
God understands this. How does He understand this you ask?
For He “so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son” (John 3:16). If we would try to understand the depth of God’s great love for us…
How might this change our world?
As you go and serve others, remember that God loves us so much that He gave His only Son so that everyone would live.