It’s tense observing the tempers flare to a high degree
Too dangerous to intervene
Strangers to me, but to themselves friends and family
Not sure what best course of action should be
Just pray it will end quickly

All I think about is why the escalation
Knowing the consequences can be total devastation
Don’t want to read the results in the papers
But from my observation
The members are trying to diffuse the situation

After minutes of intense and fearful waiting
And praying, assessing and debating
Whether to seek intervention professionally
Finally
The members were able to make the confrontation cease
So what could have in a split second became a tragedy
From something that seemed so petty
Was able to end peacefully
Thank you Jesus.

Scripture Reference: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Background
Tough decisions. We all have to make them at one point in life. It is an especially tough decision when looking at a fast escalating, potentially dangerous situation among folk who are strangers to you, but are family and friends amongst themselves. You need a wise, fast decision on whether to call authorities. Solomon wanted wisdom from the Lord more than anything else as he wanted to make good judgement in ruling and dealing with the people. Good judgement is essential in everyday life. For example, sometimes we have to make split second decisions when driving a car on a highway as the wrong decision can have devastating results. The good news is that God can answer prayers in split seconds and will always lead us to the right decision. Thank you Lord for always being on time in critical situations.