Daily Affirmations
10/2/15 at 08:00 AM 0 Comments

Will I, Won't I? I Don't Know!

text size A A A
I feel like it would be very bad form to politicize this tragedy, so I'm just going to offer my thoughts and prayers. If you feel the need to offer thoughts and prayers, feel free to join with me. I feel a kinship to the parents of the babies lost in this senseless act of violence, because I am a parent, AND I feel a kinship to the Little Brothers and Little Sisters involved in this senseless act of violence because I attend The Kiddie Pool. I pray they find Peace and Comfort in the arms of their family and Creator. Amen.
At the start of every semester the Instructor takes some time to review the "Active Shooter" policy with the class. It's scary and sad that there even needs to be an Active Shooter protocol, but we prepare ourselves as we look around and find the exits. I've lived enough of my life to know that we are not immortal. Bad things do happen to good people, and no amount of preparations WILL prepare us for the Boogy Man. I've often wondered what I would do, if/when that text message comes across my phone...will I run....will I hide.....will I stay and try to fight....I don't know....I hope to never find out, but for ME the more important question is, would I Affirm or Deny my Christ.....when asked with a gun to my head?

I think the thing that bothers me the most, is that there are rumors of this monster lining people up and asking them if they were Christian? How would you answer? It took courage, great courage, to answer "yes" seconds before these little babies met their death. We can walk around showing people our, "Ask my about Christ" badge, but are we willing to show people our Christ, when the day of our Reckoning comes? The babies at the pool did....that's why they died. Sitting at our desks listening to the escape route lecture, there is a small vein of fear as I ask myself, "What would I do"? Will I, won't I, do I, don't I? SMH...you'd think I'd know....wouldn't you? If I could be granted one prayer today, I'd pray for The Babies who lived and died victims of this monster's madness. Courage isn't always saving a life, sometimes it is as simple as making the choice to accept or deny our faith. I pray I never have to find that out. Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Thursday.

CP Blogs do not necessarily reflect the views of The Christian Post. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s).