Open In Case of Emergency – Bryan Hutson

Baritone for Soul'd Out QT
Baritone for Soul’d Out QT

We’ve all seen the phrase on an Emergency Box that reads “Open In Case of Emergency.”

The Box might contain a fire hose, fire extinguisher or something that could help in a time of crisis.

Sadly, that’s how some Christians view God’s word.

If a tragedy or emergency comes our way, THAT’S when we want to “Open the Book.”

Yes, God’s word can bring comfort and peace during those chaotic times, but His Word can teach and instruct us in every aspect of our daily life.

There’s even those “911 Prayers.” Ya know, those “God, if you’ll get me out of this situation, I’ll serve You with my whole heart.” Then after the emergency is over, we go back to disregarding and disobeying the Lord’s instructions.

Yes, God is concerned about our “emergencies”, but he’s also concerned with our “everydays.”
He wants a daily, real, authentic relationship with us.

Colossians 4:2 “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Praying. Prayers that are not just said when it seems the world is falling in around us.

Participation. Actively reading God’s Word and applying it to our everyday life.

Proclaiming. Sharing your faith about how God has changed you, and how He can change others.

Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Prayer starter: “Father, forgive me for not being faithful in reading your Word and in prayer. May I commit to You that I will strive after You. In Jesus name. Amen.”


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Formed over 19 years ago by Deon & Susan Unthank originally as, the site was birthed from an email discussion group by the same name. The SoGospelNews email discussion list was created by the Unthanks after the Singing News shut down its extremely popular discussion list. SoGospelNews started as a simple webpage listing artists, fans, individuals, etc. that were avid supporters of the newly formed SoGospelNews talk list. The site eventually took on printing news for Southern Gospel artists, and eventually took on reviewing the latest recordings from both signed and independent artists within the small genre. SoGospelNews became the most viewed Southern Gospel website on the Internet with over 4,000,000 hits per month.

The Unthank family are now involved in the site, as well as the addition of over two dozen staff writers. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to The name change allows them to cover news items of not only Southern Gospel, but also Country Gospel, Inspirational, and Black Gospel.

On January 5, 2011, Susan Unthank passed away, leaving the website in control of Deon, their son, Chris, and their daughter Amy.

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