Most of the time it is firefighters, police officers, and military personnel receiving the acknowledgement that they have chosen a profession that may require them to lay down their lives for the betterment of others. Very rarely do we hear of other occupations that occasionally require self-sacrifice to the point of death. I have discovered that National Park Rangers are heroes in the true sense of the word.
One of Mount Rainier National Park ranger’s fell to his death the other day while attempting to rescue four climbers who found themselves in need of help. It appears that two of the four climbers fell into a crevasse. The Ranger, Nick Hall, 34 years old, was one of the Rangers that responded to the cell phone call from one of the climbing party members.
Jesus said in the book of John Chapter 15, Verse 13, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” I can’t help but wonder what Jesus would say when one loses his/her life for a stranger, as is the case with Nick Hall.
Please remember to pray for Nick’s family as they try to grasp the magnitude of this loss.