I was asked to write an encouragement piece for Star News, a law enforcement publication. This article was run shortly after the death of a Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy and became an important piece. The only article from which I received direct feedback from the Deputies.
Take it from a road warrior; it is good to come home. Don’t misunderstand, there will always be excitement in the journey, but even the journey gets old. Each of us in the human species has needed a vacation from our vacation. As I write, I am in a hotel longing to see my wife and kids. Even Dorothy said; “There’s no place like home” as she tapped her ruby slippers together and grabbed Toto for the journey.
Why is it so good to be home?
Home is familiar. It is safe. Home is a place of security where the unknown gives way to the familiar and love is felt. There are many reason this is so: from the security of the family to the relationship with the neighbors, the support of friends and colleagues, and the unseen protectors who guard our security.
I want to give a shout out to Law Enforcement personnel who add to that feeling of security at home. It is good to know that there are protectors, watching over our neighborhoods and cities, dispatchers who put them to action, and a long list of support personnel that work on their behalf to better equip and support them. Because of them, it is good to be home.
So here I sit in the hotel wishing for the comfort of home. However, down deep, in the deepest parts of my soul, I wish for my REAL HOME. I look forward to the ultimate peace of an eternity with the Lord. As we all have protectors in our neighborhood, ultimately, we all have the same eternal protector. He is a God who loves us and knows us by name. He wants to be involved in our lives. He cares. He is One who is our ultimate protection: the protector of protectors. Let us not forget about Him.
The Psalmist wrote: The Lord is alive! My protector is praiseworthy! The God who delivers me is exalted as king! (Psalm 18:46)
He wants to protect you… You know, out there… In life… May I suggest that you call upon Him from time to time. He has the ability to bring you home.