“QUOTE OF THE QUARTER”
“The Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny – Essential Workers ~ Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Prime Minister.
2020 – TWO THOUSAND TWENTY
Here we are together facing a brand-new world. Everything is so different with our uninvited guest, COVID-19. We have words and phrases recirculating from mom like, go wash your hands and keep your hands off your face, as well as the new terms of N95 mask vs face coverings, essential workers, social distancing, school closures for the remainder of the year, and yes, TP. History is being written, friends.
Things are happening we never really planned on – being ticketed for parking at the beach and watching the sunset, standing in line outside the grocery store, and once completing our shopping, standing 6 feet back from the person in front of us in line without a thought of someone snaking in front of us to take our spot.
All of this comes, gravity still holds,
and the world continues to spin on its axis as promised. God remains faithful.
God remains close. God remains sure.
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? (No) Does it
mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted,
or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death (by
Coronavirus)? No; despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours
through Christ, who loves us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s
love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for
today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate
us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed,
nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God
that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-39 NLT
National City Police and Fire Promotions
I was honored this past quarter to give a
prayer benediction for National City Police and Fire promotions. I’m honored to
have influence and support our first responders as they continue to serve and
do their new challenging tasks. Please pray for them as they have constant
exposure to sick people in the pubic during this pandemic.
THE DUI CRUISER IS OUT OF COMMISSION
There’s always a risk to drive at night.
Less visibility, maybe the elements, the weather, but the worst has got to be a
possible drunk driver.
The Chula Vista Police DUI unit was recently hit at night by yes, a drunk driver traveling way too fast. The officer sustained injuries due to the collision but is expected to recover. It could easily have been worse for everyone if the impact was just a foot different. The driver basically walked away and had no notable damage to the driver’s door. Oh, the irony of it all though… of all the cars to hit… Prayers are needed for our patrol officers daily!
CVPD Beautification Project
Chula Vista Police department repainted
the touched up the first-floor interior space and hallways. After occupying the
building for more than 15 years, I guess it was time. In one of the areas a
wall mural collage of photos was put up. One of the photos is of your favorite
Code 7 Chaplain. I guess I could say I made the wall.
Thank you for all your special
encouragement to our first responders. They are telling me stories of how the
public is affirming their work right now. It send a powerful message for
support when someone randomly buys a cop coffee for in the drive through line
at Starbucks or Donny’s Café, or when someone lets them know they are being
Thank you for your prayers and support
for me too!
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (NLT) Proverbs 11:25