“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day and for ever.” James 13:8 (KJV)
After attending the funerals of two deputies who were killed by a senseless act of violence, the lives of the family of these brave men will never be the same. I will never be the same.
It was heart-warming to see the community rally around the families. Visiting the place of the shootings and the sheriff office, this became clear as the flowers, balloons and stuffed animals continue to accumulate by the door of the restaurant and the sheriff’s car.
The viewings were from morning to evening for two days. This allowed the community to come at their convenience to express their condolences. Officers came from far and wide to offer their services. To see so many policemen and firemen gathered in one place, overwhelmed my heart.
As we witness the changes to the families’ lives and the sheriff station, we can take comfort in the fact that Jesus’ love never changes. Jesus remains constant.
The two deputies are home with Jesus. Jesus is home with each of us. He lives in us and never changes. He is there to help us through the changes in our own lives.
Tomorrow brings new challenges. We do not know what the future holds. What we can take comfort in is that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and for all the tomorrows to come.
I will say my prayers for the deputies’ family and ask Jesus to give them comfort and strength to continue. Today, I take comfort in Jesus as well.
Lord, You are my constant, even when I am ever changing. Help me to be steadfast in Your love, grace and strength.
©2016 Dawn Sexton.