Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney was gunned down yesterday. This young man has served for almost 3 years and was 30 years of age.
Now is a time to pray for God's comfort for Officer Toney's family, and for the Gwinnett County Police Department. The department and all of Law Enforcement will work together to bring the murderers to justice.
Now is a time for us all to reflect on what we believe and what we do and say.
Scripture tells us what we should know about our men and women who serve us as Law Enforcement.
1 Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. 3 For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. 4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. 5 So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience. Romans 13:1-5 NLT
The murder of a servant of God is a time for the people of God to stop reflect and mourn. To reflect and realize police officers are servants of God. Recognize these fine people that serve us really are for our benefit and the danger that they face daily to keep us all safe is also very real. We must hold them in high esteem and honor this young man and all who serve.