Saturday, August 21, 2021

Midnight First Responder Devotional

Tonight, we pray for the First Responder who is struggling with something in their personal lives.  From the frontlines to the support staff of our law enforcement, military, and medical professions, these First Responders rush to the aid of others, offering resources and providing hope in a crisis.  

These men and women are the light in our darkest hours.  They give up their free time, and free up their sleep time to help complete strangers.  All while carrying the weight of their personal world on their shoulders.  

If you stop and look at our first responders, without the symbols and uniforms they wear for their profession, you’ll see men and women who look a lot like yourself.  A parent, a child, a sibling, a friend.  They stand next to you in line at the grocery store, sit next to you in a waiting room, sing praises with you at church on Sundays, and drive in the lanes next to you on the highways. 

Now think about the stressors in your personal lives.  Finances, health, relationships, loved ones who need your attention as much as work demands it.  Our first responders face these same personal stressors, and still show up to deal with yours.  

Let us lift our first responders up when they become exhausted, weary and overwhelmed.  Lord, grant them peace of mind and calm their troubled hearts.  

“Can anyone one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? …. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:27 and 34

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