The selflessness of fire fighters (WMSCOG)

Pictured by whoiswmscog, Firefighter

“They were part of an elite squad confronting wildfires on the frontline, setting up barriers to stop the spreading of destruction. But in their unpredictable world, it doesn’t take much to turn a situation deadly.”

CNN says of the 19 firefighters who are being honored posthumously for giving even their lives to fend the blaze of a wild fire in Arizona. The United States as a whole not only mourns the death of these fearless men, but are conscious of the situation they must’ve had when approaching the wildfire.

In the U.S., the sacrifice of a fire fighter is not just the task of confronting disaster; it starts with the training. One who desires to serve must first willingly accept the rigors of fire school which is essentially a boot camp for a firefighter. While they are trained to fight fires, frequently they find themselves providing medical care, instructing children on fire safety and doing much more than fighting fires. Even the schedule of an established fire fighter requires much sacrifice; often working 24 hour shifts, they leave behind their families to serve others.

The members of the Prescott Fire Department were among the elite. The fire they were trying to extinguish was said to encompass a total of 8,400 acres (34 km2). Upon arriving to perform their duties, they were forced to use tent like shelters while digging their safety line shelters which are intended to reflect the heat. Needless to say, when these shelters are deployed, it is a last resort measure. I imagine that they faced such a great fire, knowing how unfavorable the odds were, how easy it must’ve been for them to “duck n’ run.”

Though they were making progress, fighting the fire, the fire unexpectedly changed directions because of the change in wind direction and overtook them. It’s even said that the fire superintendent was among those killed; probable with his given position, he could’ve had minimal involvement in fighting the inferno. However, he remained faithful to his mission despite enormous difficulty.

As I think of the efforts of these men, our heavenly Father comes to mind. If our Father had not taken care of us who sinned in heaven, we would’ve been mere sinners whose sins were revealed manifestly. This world honors these fire fighters who faced obstacles and dangers just to keep other’s life from the fiery flames. I ask myself if I’ve given this kind of honor, which was shared through this story, to Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong who came to this earth in order to save us from the eternal flames.

Heavenly Father sacrificed Himself, shedding blood, and saved our dying lives. Even before the extreme pain and suffering that were like the flames threatening His life, He did not stop walking for our salvation. To save us, He gave us His flesh and blood, and even His life. He has walked the path of sacrifice with love for thousands of years. No one can do the same as God did.

No matter how the winds of life change direction around me, I earnestly pray to our Father Ahnsahnghong and New Jerusalem Mother that never will I yield to them and kill the efforts my Father has made for my salvation from the flames.

Michael from USA

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17 Responses

  1. Miriam says:

    Amen!sometimes we get used to hearing about Father’great sacrifice,so much that we forget that we preach out of duty instead of being filial sobs and daughters of God, who shuld sacrifice to rescue our Iost brothers and sisters

  2. Buddy says:

    everyone know the sacrifice of fireman, and thanks to them . However much of people don’t know the sacrifice of heavenly father. But Heavenly father have plodded away at his sacrifice for our salvation. Thanks to Christ Ahnsahnghong , I give all thanks and glory to you

  3. eden says:

    God the father and mother don’t think their safety and always sacrifice themselves for us.

    Without them and their actions, we couldn’t live and realize the value of them.

    Thus, we should have thanks to them.

     

  4. Gray says:

    God gave us eternal life by establishing new covenent not to lavish His life 2000yrs ago and in this last age again. I give all thanks to God

  5. Rin says:

    God the Father and God the Mother can protect us all of the dangers.

  6. gfm says:

    we cannot live without God the Father and God the Mother. Elohim God always take care of us.

  7. sara says:

    I am so grateful to Father and Ahnsahnghong and heavenly mother for their great sacrifice and love.

  8. dennis says:

    If God ignored us, we would go to death. But Father and Mother were concerned about us and came to this earth in flesh to save us. Always thanks to God for leading us to kingdom of heaven.

  9. nora says:

    Thanks to the god the father and god the mother for realizing their love and sacrifice!

    From now on, we will give our sisters and brothers the Elohim’s love.

  10. J.A says:

    I will follow example of Mother’s selflessly deeds.

  11. Sami Kim says:

    Heavenly Mother goes up  the altar of burnt offering for our sins like scarlet red. How can I repay Mother’s grace and love? Thank you soooo much, Heavenly Father and Mother.

  12. sarah says:

    As God the Father and God the Mother sacrificed for us, sinner endlessly, I will follow them with sacrificing for my brothers and sisters. Because I received this love from them, I can share my love to brothers and sisters! Let’s learn their teaching of love and change our sinful and loveless mind!

  13. Eden says:

    No one in this world can lay down their lives for sinners but our Heavenly Father and Mother did for these sinful children.. I will do sacrifice myself for brothers and sisters following the footstep of Christ. Thanks to Father and Mother.

  14. Pp준 says:

    Father and Mother!! I am grateful thank you for love~!!

  15. Katie says:

    By sacrificing of our Elohim God, we, dying sinners, can get eternal life. How can we express this infinite love of God?

  16. Hena says:

    We can’t measure the depth of Love of Father Ahnsahnghong and New Jerusalem Mother.

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