March 19 – Serve
I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer, my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to praise the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
Isn’t it interesting how the sudden flashing of blue lights in your rearview mirror seems to somehow be a surprise? This is usually followed by mixed feelings of remorse and disgust. Although expensive and inconvenient, this is also a time when we need be reminded that the eminent traffic ticket is intended for good. Okay, give it a day or so and then reflect when you have a better attitude.
In a traffic ticket occasion, the police officer has an obligation to serve and protect not only you, the driver, but the general public as well. This would be the same if there were an accident, where a paramedic would arrive to comfort and prevent further harm. If there were a fire, a fireman would arrive to rescue individuals from potential harm and to contain the threat. The list goes on. Consider these public servants as extensions of God’s shield and refuge – His visible presence that is always available for us 24 hours a day.
This is just one small aspect of how we can see God’s hand in our everyday lives. We can take refuge in knowing that He not only works directly in our spiritual bodies, but that He also has other resources He uses to protect our physical bodies, as well. He is worthy of our praise!
Today’s Prayer Focus: Pray God’s protection over all who serve and protect (Police, Fire, etc.)