“He [the selected guard] heard the alarm, he ignored it—it’s his own fault. If he had listened, he would have saved his life.” Ezekiel 33:5
When I see a security guard in the mall or at a sporting event, parade, or public building, I can’t help but wonder, “How can [he/she] just stand there all day looking around…watching people?” Boredom could creep in and someone could slip through and cause havoc. It would not be a good job for me, as my mind would be off wondering, or I’d get sidetracked by chatting with everyone I see.
Sometimes, no matter how many guards are on duty or how well trained and dedicated they are, they cannot save the people or place they were either hired, or took an oath, to protect, or themselves. No guard on the ground could have prevented 9/11 from becoming a sad date in history books. I could not find an exact count of accounting of how many “guards” lost their lives that day. I pray they were being watched over by the Guard of all guards, who could give them a clear and unencumbered path to a safer place.
Lord, thank you for being our Guard and guardian. Amen.