I will set him in the safety for which he yearns. Psalm 12:5
Earlier this year, David Wilson, the Police Chief of Foley, Alabama, retired after 37 years on the job, and his letter to the community was remarkable. He thanked many individuals who had encouraged him and served alongside him. He thanked his family who had sacrificed that he might serve, and he thanked the community. Then Wilson ended his letter with a special thanksgiving to Jesus Christ.
“He IS my life,” said Wilson. “I’m so very thankful for the hedge of protection He has kept around me in the 37 years as a cop with the many close calls I’ve had…. I’m so thankful that He answered my prayer—my daily prayer to keep the officers I’ve worked with my whole career safe from death in the line of duty. Thank you for keeping all my employees safe from death with COVID also. Most of all thank you for redeeming this sinner.”
Thank God for a police officer who prayed for the safety of his fellow officers every day, and for a God who answered that prayer every day for upward to four decades.
Let’s end this year with the reassurance that God answers our prayers.
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Watch: For All Ages: Why Bethlehem?- Watch as Dr. Jeremiah explains the answer to this important question. Kids! Watch Fantastic Finn and the gang from the FuturePast tackle this important question.
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Carey Cox, “Foley police chief retiring at the end of August,” News WKRG, August 3, 2020, https://www.wkrg.com/top-stories/foley-police-chief-retiring-at-the-end-of-august/.