Published February 3, 2015

Shelia Shares....
"Can You? Will You?"

I don't fly often, but when I do, I always avoid one set of seats.

They are the seats by the emergency exits.

If you sit in the seats by an emergency exit, you are expected to be physically able and willing to help others evacuate in the event of an emergency.

There is an instruction booklet the occupants of those seats are asked to look over. Then, each individual who sits in those seats is asked two questions. In the event of an emergency, "can you do the job?" And, "are you willing to do the job?"

Children under a certain age are not allowed to sit in those seats. Physically handicapped are not allowed to sit in those seats. The very elderly and frail are not allowed to sit in those seats. They just might not be able to render the required assistance.

Spiritually, we are the ones at the "emergency exit." We are in a position to help save people from a disaster – to help set them free from a life of sin and its consequences.

Can you do the job? Are you willing to do the job? Or do you need to move out of the way and let someone else do what you have the right, ability and responsibility to do?

Jesus told us to "tell" His story, to "go" into all the world and "teach" what He has already shared with us. The Bible is our "instruction booklet." It gives us all the information we need — if we will study its pages.

But can you and will you do the job?

Shelia Heil

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