CRISIS-CENTER? The Crisis Center is not so much a place, as it is a PERSON. The location of the Crisis Center, could be anywhere, but its location is not important, or is it the issue. It is just a physical address; be it the backroom of a local industry, or the Pentagon. It is just ‘place’ that people go to ‘handle the crisis.’
The ‘crisis’ could be a tornado, a school shooting, a train derailment, or something more simple, like a local factory ‘shut-down.’ The Crisis Center is where the various ‘crisis managers’ operate from…where the ‘handle the crisis.’ It could be in the ‘school counseling office,’ or the factory’s Human Resource Department.
The bigger question is: Who is in charge of the CRISIS? If it’s the Plant Manager, or the City Manager, or the Governor…then, those are PEOPLE…. Not… PLACES. These are people who have…. not just the AUTHORITY, but the HEART, to manage the CRISIS. They are the DECISION makers.
How about a SPIRITUAL CRISIS? People have them all the time…. every day. It could be a serious FIRE at the PLANT warehouse, a TORNADO, or a family member, who….just had a HEART-ATTACK. Or, even worse… your spouse just left you for a ‘younger-version’ of yourself. Aside from the particular ‘medical issues’ involved; ambulance and doctor, etc., there could be a need for a CRISIS Manager. It could be your local minister, a marriage counselor, or the school guidance counselor. Someone, who is well trained, and… responsible for handling CRISIS.
The CRISIS Manager is not always chosen; he maybe be elected, appointed, or even… if it were a ‘family crisis’… it might be one’s spouse. The Crisis Manager may be the OWNER of the Company; a local Minister… or even…. The Lord God, Jesus Christ.
The Crisis Manager will ‘fix the problem.’ When we ‘turn the CRISIS over to God’…. then think no-more about it. God was there for the Apostles, the Children of Egypt…. and, Daniel in the lions den. God the Father is the CRISIS MANAGER for all true believers. If you ‘believe in Him,’ then He will… handle the crisis.
Remember: God handled the crisis for all of mankind… when He sent His Son, Jesus Christ… to die on the cross for our sins… so that… we might have life-ever-salvation.
The Wise King Solomon, tells us in …Proverbs 3: 5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. And in … Psalm 34:17-20 – When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.