With the increase of crime in our country, there has also been an increase in fear and concern among its citizens. Inevitably, several questions arise; one in particular has considerable relevance. Are there opportunities to keep ourselves safe, lessen our fear, and reduce the pressure on police?
“But those who wait for the Lord will receive new strength. They will lift up their wings and soar like eagles. They will run and not be weary. They will walk and not become tired” (Isaiah 40:31).
What a blessing to run and not be weary and to walk and not become tired, but so often in our world that does not happen.
You might not expect to hear a guy in prison talk about respect and gratitude for police, but that’s what I heard recently. I had asked my study group I to talk about times when they’d felt supported and cared for during a crisis. It was heartbreaking at first to hear many of them relate how they’d had no care or support from their families since they were middle-school age. Then Anthony spoke up.