• Today's Daily Devotion
Why?
I HAVE NO doubt about God’s all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving nature. I do realize, however, that God sometimes chooses for us not to understand his reasons ...

Tommy Neiman, Author of Sirens for the Cross; EMS Training Officer – St. Lucie County, FL; Fellowship of Christian Firefighters International Regional Director / International Board Member

WHY?

Little compares to a brother or sister in the Lord when encouragement is needed.

I HAVE NO doubt about God’s all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving nature. I do realize, however, that God sometimes chooses for us not to understand his reasons for allowing things to happen as they do. I know he has a plan for us, a plan far more wondrous than our human minds can conceive, and yet, when I see a child face injury or death, my heart still cries out, “Why”?

I’ll never know the answer to many of the “Why?s” in life, but I do know God is faithful and that I can turn to him for strength and peace. It is through him, and those he places in my path to share his love with, that I find comfort during and after distressing calls.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)

One such call was for an eight-year-old boy called home to be with the Lord when hit by a car. His motionless body left a deep impression on me. The other guys in the rescue team didn’t seem phased. Maybe they just didn’t show their feelings. I don’t know. But I was hurting, I cried, and I honestly had doubts about continuing in this type of work. But praise God for his strength and comfort! How people can deal with tragedy without the Lord, I’ll never know.

Several months later I experienced the loss of an eight-month-old child whose head got stuck between two broken bars of his crib and was strangled to death. For a futile two hours our guys and the emergency room staff tried to bring life back to this little one. But the whole time, this little child was already giggling and smiling in the lap of his heavenly Father.

Unlike the first call, my partners were visibly hurting. We talked, questioned, and pondered—“What if …?” We encouraged one another, prayed, cried, and knew that the real source of strength was the common denominator of knowing God was in control, that God’s ways are not ours, and that he has a purpose we may never know or understand in this life.

These were two of many tragic calls. As we continue to serve, we also continue to share and encourage each other. As we do, our bond of friendship grows. Little compares to a brother or sister in the Lord when encouragement is needed. And believe me, in this business, one doesn’t go very long without needing encouragement.

Prayer:

I know your ways and thoughts far exceed mine, and when you choose not to reveal your plan to me, I thank you for fellow believers I can share with and that we can mutually encourage each other.


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