I observed something interesting in a church service recently. A local police officer was sitting in front of me (that’s not the interesting part!) and what he did has really stuck with me.
Throughout the service, I noticed the officer’s actions. He was dressed in full uniform, along with all the tools an officer carries. As we stood to sing, he frequently placed his hands along the side of his uniform to verify the handcuffs and baton were secured. As we sat down, he adjusted his walkie talkie and earpiece to hear important instructions. In fact, he slipped out once to accept a call then returned to his seat.
What fascinated me about this man’s actions was how he seemingly participated in the service yet was fully an officer the entire time. Hmmm . . . made me think.
How often are we as Christians truly in our uniform—ready for action at any time?
Three challenges come to mind:
I must admit, I’ve never really observed a police officer. But I do believe it was no accident he sat in front of me that particular Sunday morning.
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