We’ve been watching A Touch of Frost, a popular British police drama available on line. You might ask, “What can you learn from a cop show?” Well, more than you might expect.
I have never seen another show that more conscientiously explores the effects of crime on innocent family members, neighborhoods, and others who just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Law-breaking leaves destruction in its path–and that’s only man’s laws we’re talking about. What happens when we break God’s laws?
Theft and con games destroy trust. Adultery destroys families. Murder destroys lives. And people who’ve done nothing wrong become collateral damage. You could weep for them. And for the police who have to try to pick up the pieces and prevent any further damage.
One immediately thinks of the crime waves sweeping our own country’s major cities nowadays, which seems to get worse by the day. What are these cities going to turn into, if it doesn’t stop?
Let’s pray we don’t find out.
Walking outside of God’s laws brought us to this crisis. It will not bring us out of it.