There is a story about a young woman, name Linda, who was in a terrible car accident. When the paramedics came upon the scene they found her in shock due to a loss of blood from a severed right leg. She was pinned in the wreckage and it was some time before they could free her and treat her wounds. All the while she remained conscious and alert. They were amazed at her calmness in view of the serious injuries she had sustained.
Later one of the paramedics said to newsmen covering the story, "I guess the only thing that saved her life was the singing." Puzzled at this revelation, they asked him what she was singing. He replied, "What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear...what a friend we have in Jesus!" I doubt that Linda thought of herself as heroic, but perhaps she was. Each of us can be, under the right circumstances, just as surely as the Bible heroes listed in Hebrews 11. All we need is courage, character and a great confidence in a great God.
By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
- Hebrews 11:7
Dear Lord and Heavenly Father, give us the will to honor you in all situations especially when things look bad. We pray that how we handle the things that come our way in a way that brings honor and praise to your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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