Wednesday, August 5, 2009

National Night Out

National Night Out? It was to happen August 4, 2009. The flyer caught my eye earlier this week as we were paying our city water bill at the local town hall. I just found out about another national event where the flyer explained -

What is National Night Out? This is an annual event where citizens throughout the country are asked to LOCK their doors, TURN ON their outside lights, and spend the evening out with neighbors and law enforcement.

Last night, we did just that. Locked our doors. Turned on the outside light. (This really wasn't necessary for it was still light out.) Then we went to the park near the river where the sheriff and a few of his deputies were cooking up hamburgers for the community.

We are newcomers to this small town and had a chance to chat with some of our neighbors. Greeters presented us with "National Night Out" stickers with a red flashing LED. The kids thought these flashy things were pretty cool. We meet our county sheriff and a few of his deputies, who have quite a large territory to cover, as we had an opportunity to ask questions and share our concerns.

This all dovetailed with a Bible study ( I'm following in I Timothy:

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 (KJV)

Truly, these men and women in law enforcement are God's ministers and through this national program they are ministering to the public. They all deserve are prayers and support.

Related links:
National Night Out Kick-off photo:
National Night Out:
Thru the Bible: