Recently a mother here in Oklahoma was given a long prison sentence because her 8-month-old had drown in a bucket of mop water. She gave conflicting stories of how the baby happened to fall into the water. Obviously the jury must have thought it was deliberate.
Horrors are happening to children at younger and younger ages. I feel hopeless about the current raising of monsters who perpetuate the horror. It is Halloween month. The month for scary things to come out and roam. Back in the days when Fairy Tales were fairy tales perhaps it was a thrill to get the adrenaline flowing, but no longer is it a light and playful matter!
I remember when I first heard gossip regarding a murder; I guess I was near eight-ten years old. My mother and her friends discussed it in lowered voices being concerned about little listening ears. Apparently an acquaintance had burned a small trailer house with his wife and two children in it. I dare say not many under 50 can remember the first murder they heard about. It has become so common place. Now it is everyday talk, many times without even considering little listening ears.
And abuse? Too long kept under cover. Family and neighbors, get help for those who are hurting. Let’s quit playing with fire by consuming “entertainment” forms that glorify wickedness and violence.
I pray “Come, Lord Jesus, come.” To me that seems to be my last best hope; I’m ready to admit man/woman cannot handle themselves.
A scripture comforts the children of God: “God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: ‘The Lord knows those who are his, and, …” But when I think of the sinner and his children, I despair and cry out, “Oh, Lord, come quickly.” Then I turn again to his Word, and read “If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.”
THERE IS A SUPREME JUDGE WHO FORGETS NOTHING EXCEPT WHAT HAS BEEN COVERED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS!
JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING!
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