Few weeks ago, something “funny” happened in my place of residence. Robbers had a field day on the jeep of a neigbour of mine, in the midnight of that fateful day. They removed almost everything detachable from the body of the vehicle. All this while, the alarm system which was supposed to “secure” the vehicle did not go off. It was at the tail end of the robbery, when the owner of the vehicle came out and challenged them, that the alarm went off. They all escaped with their loot.
In another incident, a very rich man built high walls around his house, obviously to keep himself and his family “safe.” His gate was huge. These were complimented by security men. However, these did not prevent his home from being attacked. How? The robbers simply waited for someone to come out through the gate, and at gun point, escorted her back into the compound. All forms of security failed on that day.
What about the man who “fortified” himself and his home with charms from a supposedly powerful witch doctor and ended up dying an untimely death together with his “god.”
How do you see a man who puts his life and the lives of every member of his family into the hands of his driver and car. “I trust my wonderful driver and car” he says. They went out and were involved in a ghastly accident. No one survived !!!
Still, imagine a body guard who turns around to kill the same person he was supposed to protect !
On a larger scale, governments at all levels, all over the world, keep trying their best everyday to protect our lives and properties. But you and I know the reality on ground.
I could go on and on and on….
My journey through life has made me not to have faith in man-made security. Why? Man has failed sooo many times. Man has his limits. He tries very hard to provide security within his limited knowlege, power and resources. This is the main reason why man will forever provide what I chose to call FAILURE-PRONE SECURITY. This is exactly what we have today !!!
Along the line I came across what has become a part of me for for so long. It’s in Psalm 127:1. It says : “…except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” This has formed the basis of my prayers on security ever since I discovered it.
It follows that the alarm, high walls, guns, security men and similar forms of security will have greater efficacy if God is involved in the “security arrangement.” Interestingly, what we have is a total trust and confidence in man and man-made security. The result is what we have today.
So, if you seek my opinion, I’d say put security measures in place. Sure. That’s cool. But remember that “…except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”
May the mercies and grace of God continually keep us safe.
Thanks for your time 🙂
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