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August 6

It was every parent’s worst nightmare. On March 24, 2005, one-year-old Connor Reynolds fell down a flight of stairs in his grandmother’s home in Burnaby, British Columbia. Fearing the worst, Angela called emergency services for help. The paramedics arrived on the scene in a heartbeat, but they told her that her situation was not an emergency and that she could tend to it herself. One of the paramedics said that babies at that age don’t have bones.

Knowing that something was wrong with her son, Angela took matters into her own hands and rushed him to the hospital where doctors put him in a body cast to treat his broken femur.

While the B.C. Ambulance Service hasn’t released details of what measures were taken, they have assured Ms. Reynolds that they’ve disciplined the paramedics. That isn’t good enough for her; she’s contacted a lawyer just in case there are long-term consequences to the poor service Connor received.

Why would qualified personnel refuse to serve? In th…


August 6

James Rowe, 1865–1933
  For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of HisSon, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. (Romans 8:29)

  I may not understand, Lord, but one day I shall see
Thy loving hand was taking pains to fashion me like Thee.

There is much about the word predestined that is difficult to understand. One very obvious lesson that can be learned, however, is that God planned ahead of time for His children to be like HisSon. The Scriptures teach that Christ has left us an example, and that we should seek to imitate Him and follow in His steps (Galatians 5:1; 1 Peter 2:21). Like our Lord, we have been called to have the spirit of a servant, spending and being spent, meeting the needs of others. But we cannot develop a Christ-like life merely on the basis of religious activity or even an accumulation of biblical knowledge, as important as knowledge and sound doctrine are to Christian living. Rat…