Thanks For Serving

Gratitude may have fallen out of common use. Yesterday I stopped at a table full of police officials and said “I appreciate all you do for our community.” They seemed dumbfounded. Why? A couple friends said it’s because they don’t hear it often and it confuses them when they do hear it.
Isn’t that a sad commentary on where we are in society? I am asking everyone who reads this to take a moment to either call or send a note to thank a policeman, fireman, or other civil servant.

In the past I was blessed to serve as chaplain for two different firefighting squads. These men and women carry a special set of burdens. They see and do many things that affect them for the rest of their lives. They willingly do services for us what most of us will not do.Firefighter

The Bible devotes a lot of time teaching us to respect civil authority and to pray for our rulers and to obey the laws. We will be better off when we add to those lessons gratitude and kindness.

Say thanks today to some of our police, fire and first responder friends. It will be a blessing both ways.

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