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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Firefighter Christmas Ornament

Firefighter Christmas Ornament

September is a month infused with many memories. We reflect back to 2001 and remember that tragic day that many lost their lives due to a terrorist attack upon our own soil. In remembering that day, you can't help but think of all those men and women who risked their lives and the many who gave their lives to help others. The firefighter is one of those special people that stand out in my mind when I think of 9/11.

The firefighter has an incredible duty upon his shoulders. He is trained in how to rescue the perishing and how to quench the fires that are given to destruction. In an emergency situation, their training kicks in, and without hesitation they forget themselves and go to the heat. Their fears are overcome by a passion to save others from a horrible fate. This is courage. This is selflessness...risking your life for the benefit of another.

As a Christian, I can find many good qualities from the firefighter. When it comes to eternal matters, there is nothing more destructive than God's wrath upon sinners. We, as Christians, are called and (should be) equipped to be ministers of reconciliation. Man is perishing in sin and apart from the atonement made through the perfect sacrifice of Jesus the Messiah, man will suffer God's righteous wrath, which means an eternity in the lake of fire. It is our obligation to be like the brave firefighter by manifesting that quality of selflessness, overcoming our fears with the passion of saving others from eternal death.

"Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;..."
2 Corinthians 5:11
"The Firefighter" Christmas ornament is available for purchase. The top and edges are ready for customization in case you want someone's name and date painted on it. If you're interested in this ornament and you need it shipped, you can order through my website Here. If you don't need it shipped, order Here. If you want to order more than one and would like to save on shipping charges, Contact Me.