CAPE GIRARDEAU (CE) – Wes Blair had planned a quiet sunrise walk on the beach July 8. Instead, shootings in Dallas the night before prompted the vacationing chief of police of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to reflect on events in his former hometown.
Blair and his wife learned of the tragedy about 3 a.m. via Facebook. At dawn, Wes headed to the beach solo.
“I think that was God’s design. If [my wife] had been with me, we’d have had a conversation.”
Nor would Blair have had his cell phone, which he carried to take a photo of the sunrise. He experienced a “great moment” with God which he felt compelled to share to encourage his staff.
Blair turned to social media with a post conveying expressions of broken-heartedness, anger, fear for fellow policemen and a sense of powerlessness against evil, continuing as follows:
“As I watched the waves … crash against the shore and waited for the sun to rise, God reminded me that He is still in control. Many days it does not seem like it, but He is and His reign is forever.”
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