Firefighters Are Not Unique
As a writer, I am well aware of the power of words. I’m relatively sure I could paint a picture in your mind without ever picking up a paintbrush. But I’m also very aware that words have different meanings to different people. The picture one person perceives could be a complete contrast to the next person’s, although the same words are applied.
For example: Firefighters work holidays if it’s their shift. But so do policemen, nurses, doctors, soldiers and the list goes on. So if I lament about the years Bob spent at the firehouse on Christmas day, I would only be whining in light of all the others whose plight is/was the same. Firefighters are not unique.
Now, to vary this post a bit, it’s your turn to paint your own mural. I’ll supply the words—you choose the vocabulary, add the verbs, your own color and choice of strokes:
tinsel, family, alone, orphan, bells, carols, church, trees, presents, Jesus, Messiah, snow, candy, ribbons, sunshine, candles, manger, Bethlehem, job, soldiers, mothers, sisters, wives, children, brothers, born to die, stars, magi, shepherds, angels, eve, homeless, cold, fireplaces, infertility, miscarriages, death, life, cross, good tidings, bad news, lonely, ill, cured, miracles, greetings, neighbors, strangers, Mary, Joseph, birth, love, peace, joy, laughters, tears—
Frame your picture, no matter what it is, with the reminder that Jesus was born to die, so that we might have the promise of eternal life.
And if you’d been the only person on earth, it wouldn’t have changed His mission.
PIC FROM 2014