Treasures of My Heart: Our First Responders
As the events of 9/11 unfolded before the world’s eyes 21 years ago, little did I know that I would not only move to New York, but also would become active in our town’s volunteer fire department. As such, I have been brought into the culture of emergency services, and in particular, the remembrances of 9/11 each year.
It is a blessing to be a small part of the fellowship and service to which these men and women have devoted themselves. The selfless sacrifice of the brave emergency personnel who lost their lives on 9/11 is carried on through the brothers and sisters still serving today. When community members are in terrible circumstances, first responders step in and help, often at great sacrifice to themselves.
These brothers and sisters are a treasure to me and to the communities they serve, and are another way that God cares for His children through the vocations of others. Please pray for them as they serve, and consider a gift during this September to Remember campaign in thanksgiving to God for the treasure of these first responders.