Imagine sitting in your home right now. The kids are watching cartoons after school. Your teenager is doing homework. The baby is playing near your feet. Your body tells you to get up and make supper. It’s that time. Keep things normal. Don’t panic. Don’t worry about the threats you have already received.
But you know that in a matter of a few hours your entire life could change. You may be grabbing those emergency bags you packed and sliding into your garage so no one sees you get in your car. Or you have a friend on speed dial ready to come pick you and the children up and take you to an undisclosed location.
You aren’t in some Communist country waiting to get through the border.
This is your country. The community that you love. And now everything you know is threatened.
That is what every police wife in Ferguson, MO is facing right now. And not only does she fear for herself and her children; she has to worry about her husband more than she ever has. Because he is out there at the front line of the threat, doing what he always does. Protecting.
I can’t imagine. I hope I never have to. But this grand jury decision will affect every law enforcement officer across the nation in some way. They will all become a greater target as people decide to take the law in their own hands and serve their own justice.
So before you take that first bite of meatloaf tonight, before you say good night to your little ones, before you sit back with that last cup of coffee, bowl of popcorn, and the remote.
Please…..pray for Ferguson.