Saints and Sirens
Every time I hear a siren, especially an ambulance siren, I pray. I release the Holy Spirit to work in the situation, and I proclaim life, health, salvation and safety over those involved. I have done this for years. Even if I am asleep in bed, because I am a light sleeper, I usually hear any nearby sirens and I say a prayer. And, although it might seem silly to some, I take it very seriously.
It may seem like a small thing to do, but I consider it something that requires my faithful attention. As an emergency unfolds, who knows what might happen because of my prayer of faith over the victims, the first responders, bystanders, and others? My prayers may save a life, give wisdom to emergency personnel, or even give a dying person one more opportunity to receive Jesus.
Life is full of little things we can do that have big impact. A smile and a kind word to those are rude to us. Making small talk with the cashier at the store. Waving another car to go before us even though we were at the intersection first. Telling someone to have a good day. Praying at the sound of an ambulance siren. We have no idea of the value of life’s “small” gestures.
Will I know the impact of my brief prayers for these emergency situations? Not in this lifetime. But I believe there will be people that I will meet in heaven who will let me know what my tiny little prayers did for them. And when I hear their stories, I will be so grateful and honored that God saw fit to use me to send help from heaven in their hour of need.
What is your “small” thing? Don’t minimize the good you do for others, because those little things are pretty big in God’s eyes.