As I am sitting in the emergency room at 4 am this morning I was thinking about all the emergencies I have had with my family. We have had many of them. Some we have been ready for and some we have not. I think that you have to be ready physically, mentally, and spiritually for any emergency.
Physically – I believe this is important because disaster can strike at any time. Just a few days ago a major hurricane hit Mexico and then caused heavy rain and flooding in parts of Texas. This is not uncommon any more. It seems like tornadoes, hurricanes, wild fires or other natural disasters can strike anywhere. You have to be ready for evacuations. You need to be ready to help family, friends, and neighbors.
Mentally – Your mind needs to be prepared to handle am emergency. When something happens you must keep a clear mind. You have to stay calm. If you are not calm you are likely to lose focus. When that happens you are going to make decisions that might not be the best. You should have a plan in place on how your family will deal with certain emergencies that might occur. By having a plan you are prepared and can stay calm.
Spiritually – This is very important. Are you right with God? Have you accepted God as your savior? There is only one way to heaven and that is through Jesus. If you wait until an emergency it might be too late. Disaster can strike any time and anywhere.