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November 16, 2017
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep." -John 10:11
Parents were just arriving, taking their kids to school. Teachers and staff were welcoming them into the building when a truck started ramming against the fence of the school until it was broken. Staff began to take notice, rushing their children into safe areas and locking the doors. A shooter was stalking around the building. The school’s custodian, who was shepherding students into their classrooms, poked his head around the corner of the building and drew the shooter’s attention. The shooter fired several shots at the custodian before the gun jammed.
By then, all the children were safely inside. The custodian distracted the shooter just long enough for the children to be gathered inside and the building locked. These much-needed seconds saved dozens of lives. How can we keep ourselves and our children safe?
What we do in each moment of our lives can make all the difference. Our actions may never draw the attention of a newspaper, but each time we are able to help a desperate person pause, tell another that their lives matter, or show the world that human lives are precious to us…. these are moments that can save dozens of lives. Jesus is our good shepherd guarding the gate of our sheepfold each day. We must do the same for others.