Thursday, June 27, 2013

Baptist Youth Choir Serenades Colorado Firefighters

By Todd Starnes
"As the sun began to fade behind Pikes Peak, firefighters trudging back to their command post at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs, heard a most unusual sound.
“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…”
It was Tuesday, June 18th. 8 p.m. Shift change.
“Twas grace that taught my heart to fear…”
The command center was a flurry of activity. Weary firefighters were returning from the front lines – looking for a hot meal. Their replacements were suiting up – fire engines rumbled, sirens wailed. But above the clamor was that most unusual sound.
“Through many dangers, toils and snares…”
Many of the firefighters had been away from their families for days – waging war on the Black Forest Fire – a blaze that has already killed at least two people, destroyed more than 500 homes and consumed more than 14,000 acres of land. These have been difficult days.
But for a brief moment on Tuesday – a group of young people from more than 1,400 miles away – brought a bit of joy to the Black Forest Fire command post when they serenaded the firefighters with music."


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