In my last blog, I wrote about the Christians in Egypt canceling Easter and I am sure most of your said to yourself it wouldn’t happen here, oh really. “Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Cancels His Easter Egg Hunt Due to Manhunt”. What!!! Governor Walker runs the Wisconsin State Police, he can call out the National Guard in a crisis of this proportion, what in blue blazes just happened. If you haven’t been following the news, a lunatic broke into a gun shop, stole a bunch of weapons and sent the President a manifesto talking about attacking the government and maybe some churches. A massive manhunt began and because he had not been arrested the Governor of Wisconsin cancelled their annual Easter Egg hunt. Now let’s think about that for a moment. This madman had threatened the government and churches, the Governor with all his protection cancelled the annual Easter Egg hunt. What do you think some of the Wisconsin churches are thinking? If the Governor can’t protect his own activities what chances does an unprotected church have against these types of lone wolves. We are only talking about one man. Okay let’s not paint me as a raving lunatic. I do understand the need to protect everyone, and in a sense, I don’t blame the Governor for what he did, however do you see the slippery slope that starts? If one crazy can shut down an event like that what do you think it does to church members who start to worry about coming to your churches? I was in DC when the DC sniper started their carnage, I remember how scared people were to go out in public while that was going on. With that said, if a madman was loose in your area what action would your church take? The good end to this story was the lunatic was arrested and everyone in Wisconsin gets to take a deep sigh of relief.
But remember we cannot let our guard down, ever. We are here, our most celebrated Christian event of the year (please Christmas lovers don’t get mad at me because I said Easter), He is Risen!! Let us rejoice of this wonderful time but let us also be diligent in our watch. Listen to what David said in Psalms 144:1-2 NLT “Praise the lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle. He is my loving ally and my fortress, my tower of safety, my rescuer. He is my shield, and I take refuge in Him. He makes the nations submit to me.” I pray this weekend none of us must go into battle but understand there is a war on Christianity, the devil is just hoping for a sign of weakness; where people are afraid to come out and worship. Look what almost happened in Wisconsin.
Be safe and alert and let us all celebrate the end of death and the gift of forgiveness, grace and everlasting life,
He is Risen!!!!!!!
Jim has many years of law enforcement experience and has run the safety team at his church for several years. TSA was formed after he realized God's calling when multiple churches reached out and asked him to present at their church.