Jan 28, 2020
Keanon Lowe was walking to a classroom to meet with a student. Not an unusual task for the security guard & football coach at an Oregon high school.
As he made his way down the hallway, Mr. Lowe spotted a student standing alone and realized something was amiss; the young man was armed with a shotgun, hand on the trigger.
What would you do, in a fight-or-flight moment like that?
Lowe made a split second decision that changed this young man’s life. He lunged for the gun, grabbed it with both hands, and quickly moved it out of reach.
In the midst of the fear and shock of this adrenaline-packed moment, what Keanon Lowe did next may surprise you. He reached for the student and embraced him, holding the crying boy who only moments before was willing to shoot him.
Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so
that no one can boast.”
The most valiant heroes don’t always move mountains...sometimes they simply choose to offer grace under fire.
Lord, give us the courage to offer the gift of grace to those around us. Even when it’s tough, help us to remember your amazing grace for us, and to pass it on.
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