DAY 23: Firemen

  • Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13
  • To grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit – Isaiah 61:3


OBSERVATION: Twenty-four hours a day every single day of the year there is a group of individuals that are always ready. That group is comprised of more than fifty men and women at the El Dorado Fire Department and thirteen different volunteer fire departments spread around our great county. When tragedy strikes, or threatens to strike, in the form of a fire, they are at their best. When everyone runs away, they are running toward one of the most powerful forces on earth to protect you, your family, and your property. They are willing to sacrifice all that they are, for all that you are. They are willing to lay down their life to give you a hope in some of the darkest times that can befall any of us. To give us beauty instead of ashes.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, today we come humbly to you and give thanks for who You are and specifically give thanks for the calling that you have placed in the lives of the men and women who carry the mantle of “firefighter”. Father thank you for their willingness to serve us in our darkest times. Lord protect them from that which they seek to overcome, the dangers posed by fire. Bless and protect the firefighters in a way that only you can. In Jesus Name, Amen.


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