“Supporting law enforcement by bringing hope into their workplace.”
March 2014 Volume 3 Issue 3
Thank you for being a part of supporting local law enforcement. I am blessed to ride along with cops regularly and walk next to them as they perform their duties. Before I get into a car later today, I want to take the time to share a reflection of last month. From my viewpoint, there were an unusual number or armed robberies, fraud against the elderly, and people crazed with mental illness causing trouble for their families and neighbors.
The things the law enforcement communities see and do for the citizens of our cities are pretty astounding. They initiate conversations with the people we cross the street to avoid and are keenly aware of what is out of place in our neighborhoods. They not only take care of their partners, but they work hard to take care of us day and night, every day of the year. They race across town to stop a crime in progress, and they race back to give aid at the scene of a car crash. Make sure you share a smile and “Thank You” with them every chance you get.
The symbol above mingles two ideas and is worthy of examination. The black banner with a blue line in the middle has deeply respected ideology. There are a few things the symbol the “Thin Blue Line” has come to represent. Let me offer an explanation and paint the picture for you:
The top black part represents the good in society and the bottom black part represents the bad. The blue line in between is the Law Enforcement (men and women in “blue”) separating the good from the bad while creating order from chaos. It is the work our Police Officers do as they walk daily between life and death. The symbol also acts as a memorial and a connection between the memories of the officers killed in the line of duty and those who continue their duties in the present.
With so much deep significance, why has someone dared to add a cross? To me, adding the cross adds the greatest symbol of strength this world has ever known. The overlay represents the ultimate price Christ paid for us on the cross. Fighting crime is a difficult job. Walking the thin blue line without faith is even harder. When our law enforcement realize what they do is noticed by God and have gained His approval, they are empowered continue making a difference in the world.
Are the cops “better” than other people? No. Do they have supernatural strength and ability to stay untainted from the world? Not at all. They take crap all day and try to come home to their loved ones smelling like roses. It’s a tough job. Please pray for more qualified peacekeepers to join the fight holding the line between the good and evil in our communities.
I’ve heard people say they wouldn’t be cop for any amount of money. I have heard many cops say they don’t get paid enough to do what they do. Some in the public are quick to point out that the police are never around when you need them, but always around when they commit some tiny infraction. Cops are outnumbered, usually under appreciated and often overworked.
Thank you for standing with me in support of our local Law Enforcement. Your support through Code 7 helps them know that their work is noticed and that good people out there really do care. Thank you!
Founder/Chaplain Code 7
“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” C.S. Lewis