It's the call you DO NOT want to get. 2:30 in the
morning, this wide awake voice is on the other end of your phone,
talking just a little bit too loud. It seems the Fire
Alarm has gone off at the radio station...two things happen
immediately...one, you start to think about what could be on fire
inside the radio station and two, you start praying it's a false
alarm. To be totally truthful...the first call was at
11 last night and Justin Wade, our Music Director heeded the call.
All I had to do was lay in bed and wait on him to call and tell me
what was up. It was a false alarm. A faulty
detector. We sighed relief, said hallelujah and went
back to sleep. It was the second call at 2:30 that got
me out of bed. It was my turn to trek to the station and meet the
East Ridge Fire Department. Thankfully, another false
alarm. But it made me think....How many times does God
sound an alarm for us and we ignore it? The temptation
to turn off the phone, pretend I didn't get the call and go back to
sleep was pretty strong at 2:30. But how often do we do God that
way? When we don't like the alarm, do we just turn it
off? The Holy Spirit sounds those alarms for our own
protection. Next time it happens to you....don't
ignore the alarm!
And a quick PS: Thanks to the awesome East Ridge Fire and Police. I could see the exhaustion in their faces last night. They've been working themselves to death since the flooding earlier in the week. I appreciate them coming out to check on us. Twice. Even if it was a false alarm!