What’s your first thought in an emergency? Prayer? Ok, maybe it’s your second or third thought. If it’s not even in your top ten, you may want to read this blog today. My friend, Tim Mitchinson, writing for the November 9, 2015 edition of The Chicago Tribune, gives two great examples of prayer-power in emergencies. He assures us that there is ALWAYS help available. Here’s Tim:
What do you do in an emergency? Probably call 9-1-1. According to the National Emergency Number Association, an estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the United States each year. That’s a lot of calls!
But what do you do after the call? On May 24, 2015, a woman suffered a seizure during the Clay-Chalkville High School graduation. After emergency calls were made, graduating senior Christian Crawford stood up before the crowd and led the gathering of 1000 people in prayer.
According to the FOX NEWS Insider, “The crowd erupted in cheers when Christian was finished delivering his spontaneous and moving prayer.” Like Crawford, many individuals throughout the world turn to prayer during times of emergency.
I found myself impelled to do this a few years ago in a similar incident at O’Hare airport. While waiting for my flight, a series of thunderstorms came through and damaged some aviation/electrical systems. My flight was cancelled and we were instructed to go downstairs and pick up our luggage.
As I was waiting with many other unhappy passengers for my suitcase, I noticed one woman who was particularly upset. She paced back and forth, and then collapsed in a seizure….