When Police Officers Fall

I was watching television last night and learned of yet another police shooting in western Washington. Two Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies shot while attending to a domestic dispute call. They were looking to bring peace and were met with bullets.

That makes three in less that three months…

… Five deaths… three injured…

It’s interesting how events like these leave you shaken. To know that the people who give their lives to protect us are being gunned down for no reason is incomprehensible to me.

What possesses a person to do that…?

What satisfaction can come from killing…?

Situations like this remind me of how broken our world is. How completely in shambles we are as people and how desperately we need to be redeemed…all of us.

When police officers fall, it reminds me of how vulnerable we are as humans and how we need someone bigger and stronger and more powerful to save us.

Someone willing to show us the compassion, grace and forgiveness we need but most definitely don’t deserve.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  – Roman 5:8

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