I trust you are well.
Hopefully as I write, you have been, are, or will soon be on holiday. I am aware how important holidays are.
When I sent the PL last Thursday to Bert; for him to send out to the CPA, I wrote the following in my covering email, “I felt very inspired when I heard our Youth Leader speak last Sunday on “God values us”; but when writing the PL today I didn’t quite feel the same. I need to leave it with the Lord”.
In his very gracious manner, Bert came back encouraging me, that it would be a Blessing.
Little did either of us know at that moment what news we would be waking to on Friday morning last week as the PL landed in everyone’s Mail Box. The murder of PC Andrew Harper.
As the story unfolded of his recent Marriage and his impending Honeymoon, sadness just grew for such an horrendous happening the night before.
This has brought to the fore how much Police are valued in our Country.
God values you, not only as I described last week in the PL; but He spells it out by asking us that we Pray for people such as yourselves in His Word.
1 Tim 2 1-3. “I urge then first of all, that requests, prayers and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for Kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all Godliness and Holiness. This is good and pleases God Our Saviour”.
These verses have written alongside them in my Bible “Prayer for CPA”.
I want at this point to say how much I value each one of you, how much more does He Your Heavenly Father value you? What a privilege is mine to be allowed to serve you as a Volunteer.
Finally, a Massive Thank You for all that you are and do alongside your Colleagues to bring His Peace into the areas in which you serve, The London Met, Surrey and Sussex.
God Bless you and keep you.