God Bless the Thin Blue Line

We sometime talk of the thin blue line, those men and women who swear allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen to uphold our laws and keep her people safe. They respond to our calls for help, arrest offenders and seek justice. Our police forces are over-stretched; a Preston City councillor recently confided in me how few officers there were in that city. Although I am known to criticise some of the donkeys who lead these lions, with their politically correct obsessions, I salute the bravery of the bobbies who daily risk their lives to keep order. It’s worth considering this website, which records the names of those officers who fell in the cause of duty: 


I’m always mindful of PC Keith Blakelock, who in 1985 was attacked by a horde of 50 people, receiving 40 injuries inflicted by machetes and other horrid instruments. One vicious thug had buried a six-inch-long blade in him, up to the hilt, and then ran away. 

The institution of our law enforcement agencies is the result of God’s common grace: may He bless our police forces.

Romans 13 (ESV):

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.