Communication | Guidance | Leadership | Patience | Peace | Rest | Worry

William Yates, pastor of the Baptist Church in Pfafftown, North Carolina sent in the following true story from his own boyhood. In the small town we lived in the volunteer fire department’s telephone was answered by the policeman who was on duty who would in turn sound the fire whistle to rally the volunteers to duty. One Saturday morning my father, the town Chief of Police, had just come on duty when the fire department phone rang. He picked up the phone and said “Fire Department.” A voice on the other end of the line frantically said, “Send the fire truck!” Then the caller immediately slammed the phone down. My dad stood stunned, not knowing what to do. In a few minutes the phone rang again. Quickly he picked it up and said again, “Fire Department!” Again the voice cried, “Send the fire truck!” Again the caller immediately hung up. Realizing that someone’s house was possibly at stake, he rushed outside and…

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