Bullet Proof

I recently heard a story told by a private investigator.

One day his fellow officer pulled over a drunk driver. The driver got out of his car and, unbeknownst to the officer, had a gun in his waistband. That day the driver decided he was going to kill an officer.

He pulled his gun out and pointed it at him. He was standing just far enough away that the officer couldn't preform a gun take-away. In that split second, thoughts flashed through his mind. He could duck behind the car, hit the deck, or charge him. But he decided to trust his bullet proof vest to do what he knew it could do. Taking a couple of rounds while grabbing his own gun, he chose to enter the gunfight.

That officer didn't just have faith that he was wearing a vest - he had faith in the vest itself because he had repeatedly seen it stop bullets at the shooting range.

Likewise, those of us who have placed our faith in Jesus Christ have seen and experienced His redemptive power in our lives and and in the lives of others. We have witnessed His kindness, love, and gentle guidance in our lives. We know with no uncertainty that we can trust Him.

Every day we go out not knowing what to expect. But we do know that we have a God Who stands with us no matter what. Our confidence, therefore, is in Him alone.

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the Name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm." Psalm 20:7


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