Today is the ceremonial funeral for a Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who was killed while on duty. I didn’t know Constable Sarah Beckett, but in the 20+ years I have worked for the RCMP in various administrative support capacities and places, I have met many like her.
I love when I find something in Scripture that speaks loudly to my heart. I know it is God answering my questions. This is a story of one of those times…
In the television series, Star Trek, a crew member usually wore a red shirt. When an away (from the ship) mission was organized to explore new worlds, watchers knew the unnamed character who wore the low-ranking uniform of the red shirt would likely be the one who died.
The red shirt, in literature, movies, and television, has become synonymous with the disposable character of a story line.