Timothy Stackpole was a New York Firefighter, who was severely burned in a 1998 fire. After he recovered, he returned to the force despite the advice of some friends & family & the fact that he could retire comfortably.
He was a great fire fighter & passionate about his work & was soon promoted to captain. Timothy was one of the fire fighters that ran into the 2nd tower to try to save some people. When he did, it collapsed & took his life.
He knew his calling - to save people. The Holy Spirit has called us to a life of service. We should live for Him.
- 'Empire City' by Kenneth T. Jackson & David S. Dunbar (ministry127.com)
"Serve God by doing common actions in a heavenly spirit, and then, if your daily calling only leaves you cracks and crevices of time, fill them up with holy service." - Charles Spurgeon.
2 Pet 1:10 (NLT): "So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Doing this, you will never stumble or fall away."
"Next to faith this is the highest art - to be content with the calling in which God has placed you." Martin Luther.