A six-year-old child was trapped in a bedroom on the second floor of a home that was engulfed in flames. He was frightened and did not know what to do.
He ran to a window and used all of his strength to open it. But he failed. Then he climbed on a dresser, broke the window and shouted for help. Though he could not be heard, his father saw him. There was no way he could get back into the house, climb the steps and rescue him. The flames continued to burn intensely.
When a neighbor saw the dangerous situation, he ran to the home, leaned against the side of it and encouraged an onlooker to climb on his shoulders. Then another climbed on top of his shoulders until there were enough, one standing on the shoulders of another, until they reached the window. They were finally able to force open the window and rescue the child. When he reached manhood, he identified himself as a “brand plucked out of a fire.” John Wesley grew to become one of the most famous preachers of all time and the founder of Methodism.
God spared Wesley’s life and then called him into a life of ministry. Few of us will ever go through an experience as he did. Yet, all of us are called to serve the Lord. Each day that our Creator gives us is to worship, honor and serve Him in all that we do. We are not called to be famous but faithful.
Prayer: Help us, Heavenly Father, to realize that each day is a God-given day to love, honor and serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Zechariah 3:2 And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”