Tonight while watching the news, there was report of a seven year old boy who was kept behind a false wall by his grandmother and mother. Turns out the news report was different than the one on-line, so not sure what the whole story is. I was instantly upset, as mistreatment of kids just makes my blood boil. Then I started thinking of the family that lives behind us. That's all I'll say, as anything else would be just accusations. I have only sound to go on. My point is, there are so many children that are abused, be if physical, verbal, and/or sexual. I don't understand it at all.
We were eating at the time we heard the report. I sat there thinking of how I wish I could go all over the nation/world and check on all children and remove those that are being abused and place them in safe homes. Children's advocates are so overwhelmed that many cases are being swept under the rug. Yes, I know this for a fact. My litter sister while going after custody of her grand daughters was told so by the agency. So sad. So very sad.
But while thinking of this--I love how He talks to us--He told me, "I am here to take care of the children, but it's on my time." I realized that when it hit me that the boy was found and rescued, and how so many other children are found and rescued. So instead of worrying, being upset and angry (which is what God doesn't want us to do), I realized that it's important to pray even harder and more often. Then hubby told me to read:
Revelation 21:4 (CSB)
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will exist no longer; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, because the previous things have passed away.
They may not be saved while on earth. They may be taken early, which none of us want to see, but I do know one thing, if their suffering is not going to end here, then take them young so they won't have to suffer any more. I also realize now that God will take care of those that harm children, in His time.
Pray for all the children out there that are treated in a wrong way, that they may find peace. Pray for the parents or whom ever may be doing the damage will be reprimanded and hopefully brought to the Lord to be saved. People can change. I've heard so many times, that person is so rotten to the bone, he/she will never change. Never say never, as with Him all things are possible. Remember a previous post on love they enemy. I pray for release of all harm on children that they no longer are abused.