The hardest thing during all this media enraged racial tension junk as a Christian law enforcement family has been to keep our children safe from racial tainting. As they see one group hating on another group they just don’t get it.
You see, we staunchly believe that God created Adam from the dust of the ground. ”So God created man in His image; in the image of created He him, male and female created He them” (Genesis 1:27). He created one Adam, not one Adam of every race. Isn’t Adam’s race already obvious? He was of the
Yep, that’s it. We believe in one race created by the sovereign God of the universe. From the dust of the ground. White? Black? Asian? Hispanic? HUMAN.
So our focus is to remind our children that these issues are about crime not color.
I don’t know one police officer who wakes up in the morning looking forward to killing someone that day whether in self defense or in the defense of someone else. It is in their very being to protect & serve. But I know lots of police officers, probably every single one, who wake up and look forward to coming home at the end of that shift. They hope that they won’t have to kill and that they won’t be killed.
And to every family who knows what this feels like, who has lost a loved one because of the badge on their chest, I salute you. I pray for you and thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice.
My favorite phrase I have seen going around in the past week is this, “It isn’t a SKIN problem, it’s a SIN problem.” Please do not forget who we are fighting:
“This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.” Ephesians 6:12, The Message
All the kevlar in the world won’t save us from this fight, but the armor of God will:
“Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.” Ephesians 6:13-18 The Message