Friday, January 7, 2011

Humbling honor paid.

Tragedy hit locally, you may have read about it or heard about it on TV. It even made CBS Early show’s new stories. One of the thousands of people who willingly work as service men and women for our country was killed in a shoot out. Deputy Suzanne Hopper was a mother and wife, and she was honored today in a funeral procession. My co-workers and I stood outside to show our sympathy and also our gratitude to the other’s who place their lives in terrible and deadly situations just to keep us safe. The line of vehicles consisted of only service vehicles – police cars, State Highway Patrol cars, EMT trucks, Dare SUV’s, fire trucks, etc.


With the flag half-mast behind us, it was a sobering, humbling experience to watch as hundreds of vehicles slowly drove past us.


One hour of cars passing us, full of service men and women paying tribute to a fallen friend.


Even the sky held people giving honor.


Eugene & my devotion last night was out of 1 Peter, and while I wasn’t thinking of it this way last night, I can’t help but apply it to this situation now.

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you….

10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Please keep Deputy Hopper’s family in your prayers. Some of her family attends our church and requested prayer for her children especially. Our life is but a breath. Humble yourself, recognize God’s mighty hand, and be thankful for all those who sacrifice for you.


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