When the Policeman Faced a Gun Pointed at Him, This is What Saved Him

Our dad was a policeman and told about the time he faced a gun pointed at him on a domestic disturbance call.

“The second I saw the man pull the gun at me, I suddenly went calm,” Dad said. “I knew it was in Jesus’s hands. I believe being calm because Jesus had my back is what caused the man to drop his gun.”

Through the years, I thought often about Dad’s words: calm, Jesus, believe. I would look at him and wondered how life would have been without Jesus, or my dad.

If we believe in Jesus Christ, the Lord, the Great Shepherd, then He is OUR personal shepherd, and we shall want for nothing.

Jesus will make us lie down in green pastures, not deserts. Green pastures are rich and full. Jesus will lead us by still waters – a picture of peace.

He will restore our souls – again, a picture of peace and fullness. He will lead us and guide us in paths of righteousness – in His will, in ways that bring blessing to our life.

And He will do this for His name’s sake – for His glory. He will glorify Himself in our life. No matter what we go through we won’t fear any evil because He will be with us. He will protect us. He will comfort us.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me. (Psalm 23:1-4)



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  1. Yes, Jack, This post brought back a few memories. I thank God for the times He spared me and for the times He let me spare others. Happy Easter to you and Dodie.

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  2. Well said, Jack. I think your Dad must have been an amazing man. MoMo and I watched the Passion of The Christ again last night, and it tore our hearts out; today, it’s all about chocolaty bunnies and finding eggs. Something has gone wrong in this country, and I can put my finger on it, but if I do, the FBI will most likely show up at my humble home. Hope you and Dodie had a blessed day.

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  3. I was talking to a few guys here where I work and the one guy said that he met this guy who moved from Texas to Idaho. (I live in Idaho.) He said he moved to Idaho because they have more liberal gun laws than Texas. That surprised me.

    I have hitchhiked many times across Texas and met many gun owners. I think Texas has the most guns of any state in the United States.

    The one guy said that you don’t a conceal carry permit in the State of Idaho. If you didn’t commit a felony, you can carry a concealed weapon.

    Here is a funny story: I have hitchhiked through Salmon, Idaho many times over the years. I was staying with this family and Randy (the father) told me that he walked into a small grocery store in Salmon wearing his gun and gun belt. The guy behind the cash register looked very concerned and said, “Uh, sir, I am really uncomfortable with you wearing that gun in the store.”

    Randy replied, “I am perfectly legal.”

    The guy behind the cash register said, “I am going to call the sheriff.”

    Randy replied, “Please do. I’ll wait.”

    The guy called the sheriff and the sheriff arrived several minutes later. The sheriff walked into the store. Randy smiled at the sheriff and said hello.

    The sheriff said hello to Randy and asked, “Is there a problem?”

    The guy behind the cash register said, “He walked in here wearing a gun.”

    The sheriff replied, “Randy is perfectly legal.” Randy walked out of the store.

    The sheriff called the owner of the grocery store and the owner fired the employee. The employee was originally from California.

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