Life and Death Situations

A certified midwife told a story about a home birth that could have been a deadly situation. Thankfully, she knew what to do. Her team had called an ambulance. Yet she told the ambulance crew they needed to stop messing around with checking the mom’s blood pressure and get her to the hospital to get the baby out right away! The ambulance crew wanted to take her to the nearest hospital that was only five minutes away, instead of one eight minutes away. The midwife again spoke up and said, “No, that hospital doesn’t have an OBGYN on staff. It’ll take another 20 minutes to call and have one arrive. You have to drive an extra three minutes to this other hospital because they have an OBGYN on staff. We’ve already called them and they’re prepped and ready for us.” After convincing the ambulance crew, they rushed the pregnant mom to the hospital to safely get the baby out. Baby and mom turned out fine. Praise God!

Deuteronomy 30:19 NASB
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants…”

 Those working in the medical field often deal with life and death on a regular basis. I sometimes think how glad I am that I do not work in such a field where making the wrong decision could mean life or death for someone. However, we all deal with life and death every day, spiritually. I have heard that the reason Christians don’t share their faith is because they feel no sense of urgency. When we think about those not believing in Christ, do we realize they could face eternal death? Do we care? Of course we care. We’re not heartless. But we think we have more time. We think there will be another opportunity later down the road. We think someone else will share with them. We think we will pray for them tomorrow.

Pray today that the Lord would give you a Godly sense of urgency and wisdom. Pray right now for those who do not know the Lord and may be headed for eternal death. Pray for opportunities for them to hear the Gospel and for boldness for yourself to share as God opens doors. Pray for them to receive eternal life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This is an excerpt taken from my upcoming book.

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