It sounds cliche' and even strange for me to say in my "line of work." But yesterday started off the same...crime reports, conference calls and prep for meetings. It was loud, busy, multi tasked and business as usual.
And then, (again...in my line of work) all HELL broke loose. We were in the midst of an all out war against the enemy. SATAN is still on attack! In his sick and twisted mindset, he thinks he's going to reign over Jesus.
He tried yesterday, here in our Nation's Capital.
It was a horrific and emotion filled day as 13 people were killed at the Navy Yard. The atmosphere was full of fear, uncertainty, confusion, distress, tragedy, and UNITY. Law Enforcement Officers from all over came together and the training and wisdom kicked in just like clock work. It was indeed a "put your life on the line" kind of day and I cried.
We worked ALL DAY LONG and I kept thinking about God during the midst of my duties. I kept repeating, "God is still God." I'd look up, quote scripture and remember His promises. Strange to say, but as we were moving from one building to another, I noticed the sun setting and it was beautiful. "Yes, He's still there." I told myself.
And on the way home, I talked with Him in the car and cried. I cried this morning and I'm sure I'll cry some more. It was UGLY. What that man did was an UGLY cowardly thing to do...but GOD is still God and He is still in control and He is BEAUTIFUL.
My prayers to the victims, their families, my colleagues, and Our Nation.