What’s Your Emergency?

April 22, 2018

I’m sure it seemed like an emergency at the time.  When the 911 operator, in Leeds Ontario, answered the phone with the familiar line, “911, what’s your emergency?” they probably weren’t expecting the reply.

It seems that a 21-year-old woman from Quebec had spent the night gambling at the Shoreline Casino and suddenly she realized that she was broke.  Her emergency was that she didn’t have enough cash to get home.  To me, that seems more like a “call a friend” call and not a “911” call.

After someone at the casino gave her $20.00 she called 911 back to let them know the emergency had been averted.

The Leeds Police used the incident to remind citizens that 911 was for emergencies only.

Sometimes we use prayer as if it were 911, we only reach out to God when there is an emergency or perceived emergency in our lives.  The kids are sick, we’ve lost our job or we can’t find our car keys.  The difference is that we seldom call back to say the emergency was averted.

But really, prayer shouldn’t be “911” call instead it should be more of a “Call a friend” type call.

Throughout God’s word, we are reminded that prayer isn’t for emergencies only.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible

 


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