Daily Devotional January 10, 2023

Every Sunday morning there are some things that are guaranteed to happen at our church.  This includes hearing the greatest sermon in the history of sermons, wonderful music from our choir, and an atmosphere filled with joy and laughter.

What many of us take for granted is while we gather to praise God and rejoice in the blessings of life, rain or shine, there is always a police officer patrolling our campus to keep us safe.

Yesterday was National Law Enforcement Day.  How many of us noticed?

I praise God for creating these brave men and women who risk everything to keep us safe from harm.  They are true heroes.  Unfortunately, I am not sure our culture sees it that way.

We pay star athletes millions of dollars to entertain us by running up and down a football field or dribbling a basketball, yet we hardly pay anything to our law enforcement officers.  Sadly, that shows our real priorities.

On behalf of what seems to be an ungrateful society, I want to thank everyone involved in law enforcement. You are the ones that keep us safe, allow society to function without chaos, and exemplify what it means to live a selfless life by serving others.  You are true heroes.

Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) 

As you start this new day, know there is someone out there keeping the roads safe, protecting you from criminals, and rarely given any recognition for the tremendous sacrifice being made so we can continue to live in peace.  Give God thanks.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, thank you for those who wear a badge, brave the evils of this world, and keep us safe.  I pray you protect them from all harm.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Today when you are eating lunch, if you see a police officer waiting to order, buy their lunch, tell them thank you, and continue on your way.  While they will never ask or expect this demonstration of gratitude, they deserve it.  

They are one of God’s true blessings.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins