The Most Noble Of Callings

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Today my family had the privilege to go to Dollywood in Tennessee with some good friends. We enjoyed the rides, ambiance, and enjoyable atmosphere. Surprisingly, one of the moments that stands out to me the most is a quote I read outside a fireman themed ride. The quote read, “I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the firemen has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives” (Fire Chief Edward F. Croker, 1910).

What a very dignified and dedicated man this fire chief was. Clearly, he lived his life for the purpose of saving people. And a noble work it most certainly was and is today.

Likewise, the work of the Christian is unparalleled as a noble and honorable role. Why? Because we have been entrusted with the enormous responsibility to help save souls (Matthew 28:19-20). Christ passed the responsibility to teach the saving gospel to His apostles, who in turn passed it down to the churches, which we continue to uphold today. If we aren’t carrying out this responsibility, then no one is (Matthew 5:14-16).

The Christian’s ambition is remarkably similar to the fire chief. Allow me to re-word his quote:

I have no ambition in the world but one, and that is to be a Christian. The position may, in the eyes of some appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work with the Christian has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save souls.

Let’s keep “Thinking Souls,” and bring them to the Lord so He can “Save Souls.”

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