Emergency Broadcast Signals.. what about a Spiritual Version?

Devotional/Discussion thought of the day.

Sitting home, sick, watching a movie in between trips to the bathroom.  The movie is interupted with a screech, and what used to be called a Emergency Broadcast test starts blaring – and a message that this is a test appears .  Annoying, a pain in the neck, but having lived through a few emergencies in my life (two Malibu fires, the Northridge earthquake, a few other things…) those signals do mean something.  The information that occurs, when there is a real emergency. is really important.

So what about the ER Broadcast tests in our lives?  What about the warnings of spiritual dangers, the alarms that go off, the ways in which we are called to attention.

There are so many emergencies in our lives.  So many problems, so many challenges. But they are the simply alarms – warnings that we need to heed, time to get serious, time to focus, so that we can stay alive.

For us the action isn’t getting water stashed away, or food, or finding an electric generator.

It’s in running to the throne, the throne of mercy and grace, the throne where Jesus reigns, the throne where we are assured there is life.

Do you hear the alarms… will head for the throne?

See you there…

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

Posted on October 18, 2012, in Devotions and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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