A huge tragedy hit our community last week. The father of 3 high school students in Belmond was tragically ambushed, shot, and killed in the line of duty as a police officer in Des Moines. It rocked this small high school and town.
I was incredibly impressed how the student body, staff, and whole town rallied around this family in all different kinds of support. It fueled my hope in people. My hope in families, in communities. I have never been this close to a tragedy like this, and it was amazing to see God working. To see people singing songs of love and kindness to each other–even if it was just a blue tape stripe on our car windows or blue ribbon around trees.
God is forever faithful. He will use moments of joy and tragedy to pull us together and pull us closer to Him–for that is His forever wish. I will hold onto that hope.