Darkness has Descended

I want each one of us to stop and think for a moment – What would our world look like without the brave men and women who wear the badge and walk the beat every day to keep each one of us safe? I can tell you, without police officers, the world we know would turn into chaos and anarchy.

I’m not minimizing the concerns of officer-related shootings. I understand people are upset and want answers about the shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota, but we don’t know what happened. It’s time to reserve judgment and let the investigation and the facts speak the truth.

Darkness has indeed descended on out country. We have a choice, to buy into the dishonest rhetoric, blame it on guns, or band together as citizens and support those who run toward the danger so we might stay safe.

I stand with every officer and first responder. I pray for the families who lost a mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, husband, or wife. I stand with each officer during this dark time and say, thank you for your service. Thank you for keeping me and my family safe. You are my hero.

10 thoughts on “Darkness has Descended

    • Absolutely they do. It is one of the most unappreciated and under paid jobs, ever. But without them we would not enjoy the freedoms we do now. I’m very thankful for each of them and their bravery. Glad you stopped by the Cow Pasture and thanks for joining the conversation.

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  1. Yes! I had someone today say we need to do more for the mentally ill. My response was, “It’s not the mentally ill that are responsible. It is the evil that lies in the human heart. Until we recognize the existence of sin, we will continue to delude ourselves into thinking legislation, self-esteem training, and psychotropic medications will fix the problems. What we need is a spiritual revival.”

    There was a very long silence.

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  2. The shooting in Dallas was well planned in advance by an individual with bomb-making materials in his home. He stated he hated white people and white police officers in particular. I for one have never understood how violence against officers who are peaceably doing their duty solves anything. That was a peaceful protest, and none of the officers were involved in the Louisiana or Michigan shootings. That individual made it violent, even injuring an African-American marcher who tried to protect her son from his bullets. It was a dark night, but morning has broken, and the time to work toward reconciliation is now. And may God have mercy on all our souls.

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