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If you don't know GOD, don't make stupid A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU. One day the professor shocked the class when he came in he looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, "God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes." The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, "Here I am God. I'm still waiting." It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him;knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold. The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other students were shocked and stunned and sat there The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, "What the heck is the matter with you? Why did you do that?" The Marine calmly replied, "God was too busy today protecting America's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid stuff and act like an idiot. So, He sent me."
„« Prayer: Hebrews 13:20-21 (page NIV)
20 May the God of peace, who through the blood
of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Good day everyone and welcome, I’m Pastor Timothy from beautiful Front Royal Virginia.
Let me start by giving you a little background about where I come from and what I am trying to do.
I am involved in the fascinating world of Emergency Medical Services and have been for about 30 years. 24 of those years with a busy City Fire Department where I still am as a practicing EMT/Paramedic.
I received my calling to ministry from God a little more than 1 year ago. And how I received that calling only true believers will understand. The true believers are you our listeners, for I feel you would not be here if you did not believe.
In August of 2005 I lost my Mother, she was called home to be with God. But that day, the day my Mother Passed was the beginning of my re-birth into the love of God.
That day I was summoned to my Mother’s side by my Father who left to be with God in 1977. His voice came through to me which sent me into my Mother’s room. A few hours later she was gone.
This was just one thing that happened, there is more and talk about that later. But this is where it started.
I now know that being a Paramedic is not the only purpose God has for me. He wants me, along with other believers to get the word out about his love and what he can do for us.
Besides our radio ministry, we are in the process of creating a ministry for the EMS provider. This is something that is needed very much for the people in this profession no matter what your certification level is and no matter if you are career or volunteer.
It is needed !
We the EMS provider’s of the world see so much. In 1 year we see more than the average person will ever see in a lifetime. We see people at their worse, and we see death on a daily basis.
Throughout our lives images and faces stay with us like ghosts. They pop up when we least expect it. But do we tell anyone or seek help, in most cases no. Why, because we don’t need to or so we think. Many of us go out and try to wash it away with alcohol, but that can only make it worse, never better.
As for my Wife and I, we have not had alcohol for over 2 years now. We have no need for it. So for all of you who try to fix these problems with alcohol, please try and find a different way, talk to someone.
Now, remember I told you I was called by God. It is true, there is no other way to explain it. Over the past 2 years or so there have been things happen to me that can only be understood if you believe. The only way to explain this is it was the work of God.
1) As I said the day my Mother passed my Father called out to me. I must say after things settled down I realized how fantastic it was to hear his voice. A voice that had not been heard in that house since 1977.
2) My Mother’s cancer worsened so Denise, the women that would soon become my Wife quit her job as an EMT to stay home and take care of my Mother 24/7. I will tell you in a minute why that was a work of God and my Father.
3) I was touched by a song, a song that I had heard several times since I always played the CD. The song was titled “When he reached down his hand to me”. This time it hit me hard and I listened to every word, this song was talking about me. I new had to make some changes spiritually.
4) Now before any of these things happened there was something else. Remember how I said Denise stayed home to tend to my Mother. Well Denise and I met the year before and our first contact or meeting was November 17, that was the day my Father passed in 1977. He new she was the one and along with God the wheels were set in motion.
I tell you all of this to get to this point. God has our lives pre-arranged prior to conception. He knows what he needs of us so he creates us to perform these deeds, fulfill our purpose in this world. As you can see it was pre-determined that Denise and I would get together, and I thank God for her everyday.
So as you can see all of this is responsible for my second birth, my birth into the life and love of God. That is something nobody should be without.
Ephesians 2:8-10 (NIV)
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
As you can see from this passage we were created by God to serve a purpose. For me being a Paramedic is what God intended me to do. He gave me life so I could make a difference in thousands of lives. And now he has given us this ministry to continue our work even further.
Let’s take a look at how we work with God in EMS. Who saves the lives? The answer to that is simple, it is God. Yes we get the credit but it is God’s work, we are just an extension of his hands, he guides us to make the right decisions and what steps to take.
So for all the EMS provider’s out there. Think about that next time you are with a patient. Think about how you got that knowledge, how you got your skills. You got them from your partner in life, God. Yes we are even called heroes, but the true hero is God.
What we have been talking about here just does not apply to EMS, it applies to every line of legitimate work. If God did not give the skills and knowledge, we could not do it. It’s that simple.
God I ask that you please protect and keep our EMS provider’s throughout the world safe, healthy, and out of harms way. Guide them in their work to make the right decisions. If you have to bring any of them home to you God, please shine your light brightly for they are a very special person. Amen
I would like to thank you for being a part of this ministry today as we talked about the love of God and what he can do for us.
The next time you see an EMS provider, or any one of our many public servants just give them a little thank you.
„« Closing prayer: 2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all . Amen
Brother Timothy R. Thompson
Be Blessed and thankful
for the loving breath of God