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April 2, 2019, 10:43 AM

April 3, 2019


"Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:8
 
This week's devotion comes from Kim Biasotto. It is a very timely devotion in view of recent events in our church service.
 
     "Paramedics, firefighters, police officers. These are the people who run toward tragedy, while the rest of us hightail it the other way.
     They are known as "first responders" because they are the first to come when catastrophe strikes. They put their lives on the line
     in order to save, retrieve, and rescue others. They offer medication, safe transport, protection, and help to all who call.
 
     "In today's verse we are told that we do not need to be afraid, because God is with us and will rescue us. The verse does not say,
     God will prevent anything bad from happening to us. It does not say, we will never get sick, or hurt, or be in danger. It does promise,
     however, that when we need rescuing, He will be there. He is the ultimate first responder. He is ready to offer whatever is needed
     to all who call of Him: To the hurtHe offers hope; To the sickhealing; to the lonely comfort; and to the terrified peace.
 
     "When you are in need, call to the one who always hears, always cares, and always responds. He will be with you and He will
      rescue you."
 
We want to say thank-you to some other first responders too; our nurses. In the situation that occurred during worship this Sunday, our nurses quickly jumped to action. It was truly a blessing of the Lord that we had four nurses among us. They handled the situation in such a professional and calm manner. There were also many others that shared assistance as well and we are grateful to all of you. We also say thanks to the Lanett police and EMS for their prompt and much appreciated assistance. We are thankful that everything worked out so well. God truly is blessing us at Plant City, and we see it in all kinds of ways. He truly is the ultimate first responder!
 
                                                                                                                                                                         We love you,
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