Officer Michael Michalski’s funeral happened exactly one week after he was shot and killed while trying to make an arrest. The details of his murder aren’t important. What is important is what God did next.
Officer Michalski, a born-again Christian, was saved only five years before he died. Salvation changed him. He stopped hating the criminals he arrested, and he decided that just like them he was a sinner. When he made an arrest, he prayed for that person.
“Every person, every person that I am involved in arresting, I pray for them, I pray that while they’re sitting in that jail cell that they seek the Lord,” —Officer Michael Michalski
In 2016, Officer Michalski shared his testimony at a southside Milwaukee church. No one knew then that his video-recorded speech would one day “go viral” . . .
No One except God.
Soon after the officer’s death on July 25, 2018, stories of his faith emerged. Michalski’s testimony video started trending on social media, and secular news channels shared stories about his faith.
“Salvation is the most important thing in the world, both now and hereafter. If you are not saved, nothing really matters.”—Officer Michael Michalski
Only God knows how many were saved, or will be saved, from personal encounters with Michalski and also through his legacy.
At the beginning of Officer Michalski’s funeral, the sun shone brightly on Grace Community Church in West Allis, WI. But, afterward, while his casket was wheeled outside to the awaiting hearse, a passing shower became a passing storm. Rain poured hard from the deep, purple sky and so did a quick burst of pea-sized hail. As the hearse, followed by countless law enforcement vehicles, started toward the cemetery, the rain stopped. God set a rainbow in the sky, the angry, gray clouds broke into the shape of angel wings,
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And as a saluting officer stood at attention honoring his fallen comrade, a blue butterfly landed on the holster holding that officer’s gun.
God doesn’t make mistakes.
While we might think the messy details of life are worthy only of the compost pile, God sees them as something beautiful—and recycles them into His plan.
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