With nearly endless coverage of all the chaos and violence bombarding us on network news, not to mention the whole fight over mask mandates, coronavirus safety measures, and everything else happening in the world, it can be easy to think there’s no goodness left in the world.
Of course, as long as Jesus Christ is on the throne we know that’s not true, but sometimes, you just need to be reminded that He’s still at work in the world around us. And He is, folks. He truly is.
That’s why we need to hear stories like the following.
Apparently, a single mom who lost her job during the lockdown over coronavirus, has donated lottery winnings to a police officer that was shot in the line of duty.
Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner:
Shetara Sims lost her job amid the coronavirus pandemic and had $7 to her name, local outlet WITN reported Tuesday. She found a $1 bill in a grocery store parking lot, bought a scratch-off ticket, and won $100.
Her daughter, Rakiya Edmonson, suggested they donate the money to an officer who was shot on the job on July 2 and remains in the intensive care unit.Advertisement - story continues below
“She won $100, and I said we should donate it to the police officer that got shot for his family to go eat and see him,” Edmonson said.
Sims agreed with her daughter and said she was motivated to donate because of the empathy officers had shown her following her sister’s 2012 murder.
Sims went on to discuss how detectives were really there for her and her family during that difficult season of life.
“The detectives were really there for us. They were there for us more than anyone I can imagine. They did things they didn’t have to do,” Sims stated. “They came to see my kids. They did a lot. They were fathers, therapists. They were everything.”
“I never seen the empathy that they had for strangers. They just gave us hope. They were good for us,” she continued.
In an effort to pay it forward, officers from the Kansas City Police Department are trying to raise funds for Sims.
So far, they’ve raised $16,000 for the struggling single mother.
To give you a true picture of how awesome this woman is, when they tracked her down and told her what they were doing she said, “Don’t the officer and his family need it more?”
Folks, there are still good Americans left in this world who haven’t been corrupted by the stink and stain of identity politics. Don’t lose hope. Good people still exist, individuals guided more by right and wrong, by compassion, than political affiliation.
Let’s this story be a balm for your weary soul. Remember, God is at work in the world. You just don’t always see it on the news.