Not Perfect, But a Good Start
Some plan is better than no plan. Our safety meeting on Sunday uncovered some good questions that we still need to work on, but I’d rather have an incomplete plan than no plan.
My heart breaks for those families who lost loved ones in the Christian school shooting this week, and it was a timely reminder for the need to be thinking about these kinds of things. Living in a sin-cursed world means that we will have to deal with sinful issues every day—first in ourselves and then in the world. Sometimes we won’t have clean answers as to “why,” but we spent a couple of months at the beginning of the year look at sin and suffering from God’s perspective. Why is not always going to be answered to our liking, but what we do during and after the thing is what matters most.
God wants us to trust Him.
This does not mean we passively sit around and wait for God to intervene. “If he wants to stop the shooter, He can. I’m just going to sit and take it.”
No. That’s just foolishness. He’s built your eyes to blink and your body to flinch. Self-preservation is natural, and protecting our loved ones is part of loving our neighbor. So, self-defense is not a lack of trust in God; it might be the very means of God protecting you.
I am so thankful for our security team, and I am praying that we never have to face a situation like we’re seeing in the news right now. Please pray fervently for the victims of this week’s shootings.