Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Brave Pledge

"I promise concern for others.
A willingness to help all those in need.

"I promise courage--courage to face and conquer my fears.
Courage to share and endure the ordeal of those who need me.

"I promise strength--strength of heart to bear whatever
burdens might be placed upon me.
Strength of body to deliver to safety all those placed within my care.

"I promise the wisdom to lead, the compassion to comfort,
and the love to serve unselfishly whenever I am called."
~Firefighter's Pledge

Not too far from where I live, there are firefighters gathered
from all over the country serving others. They put their lives on the line
to try and save the lives and homes of Texans. One
firefighter, 51 year-old volunteer firefighter Greggory Simmons has already lost
his life. I often take it for granted
that we are safe from fires, but some aren't. Some
put themselves on the line to keep us safe. Not to mention, they are
spending Easter away from their families and friends
to keep us safe.

Well, this is actually my
Monday post. But, I'm leaving for East Texas
early in the morning, and I'm not sure how available
internet is there (if it's available at all).
So, it's early. :) About the picture, I have to give my sister credit
because I would never have seen this fire truck if
she had not noticed it. Thanks Grace!

Happy Resurrection Day!!!

~Bethany Truth


  1. Love this picture! Happy Easter to you!

  2. THAT is a sweet image! WOW! Wish I had one of those in my garage.