These last few weeks have been so heavy.
As news of the tragedy in France came pouring in the other night, I found myself unable to sleep. Fear filled up my heart and mind. I literally began singing worship songs out loud and had to get out of bed to go pray over my boys before I finally fell asleep.
Then today as I was driving in to the city to pick up my boys from summer camp, police cars were racing past me and 3 helicopters were circling just a few blocks north of where I was headed and my body tensed in fear as to what awful thing was happening next.
It turned out to be an escaped prisoner – a MURDERER on the loose.
Seriously?! Y’all. It just feels like the enemy is TURNING UP THE HEAT.
But I absolutely refuse to let all this darkness swallow me up. I refuse to let it snuff out my light.
So I am taking my cues from Mr. Roger’s mother who once said, “When bad things happen, look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
I want to be counted as one of the helpers and I want my boys to learn how to help, too.
Today I want to focus on helping the police officers.
These men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect us and they deserve our respect.
We slipped the ticket under the windshield and went on our way!
I know it’s a small gesture, but Happy Baby and I prayed that it would make a difference in their lives as they serve our community each day.
Other ways to thank police officers with your kids…
- Bake a treat and take it to the police station. Try THESE COOKIES or THESE MUFFINS.
- Stop and verbally praise/thank an officer whenever you see one.
- Have pizza delivered to your local station or bring them a box of donuts.
- Send them a note or have your kids make homemade cards. Deliver.
- Pray for police cars that you see on the road and especially if their lights are on.
“Don’t let evil defeat you, but defeat evil by doing good.” Romans 12:21 (ERV)