Well...I'm back. Sorry for the long delay in blog postings, but Rick and I have been very busy serving here, traveling there, and now are ready to jump back in the saddle.
First of all, a brief recap of the great weekend we had in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers conference. Not only did we get to meet some awesome folks and hear some great teaching, but I also was given the privilege to speak, and we both were welcomed onto the Board of Directors for FCPO - a HUGE honor.
After we got home on Sunday, we had a brief reprieve until our Board of Directors for Badge of Hope met on Monday for our first official meeting! What a great group of folks!
As this week is nearly half over, and a new week is not far on the horizon, I think about the future and all those serving their communities, putting their self in harms way in order to help others. I think about their families at home waiting patiently until their officer returns. I think about those who have lost their loved one in the line of duty or by some other means - many at their own hand. And I especially think about and pray for all those who have been devastated through vicious attacks of the evil one.
Jesus once said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 14:1-3
Jesus is preparing a place for those who have made a decision to follow Him. This world and all its evils are temporary. Soon they will pass away and be no more. My prayer for you is that today, if you haven't already, will make that choice to follow Him no matter where that leads or how popular or unpopular of a decision it is. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and it is only through Him that we can find salvation, purpose, peace and...HOPE.
I've made that decision, have you?
God bless you all. Stay safe!