The news in the past couple of weeks has been mind altering when it comes to the reporting of children being manipulated, rejected, abused and killed throughout the world.
As I read some of these news stories, there is no reasonable explanation that makes sense to me when an adult leaves a child in a locked car so that the parent can go to work or to a job interview. Nor, can I conceive sending children across the borders alone just to protect them supposedly from violence in their community. These are not in my opinion, any heroic acts of parenting. Yet, some of these very parents are being touted in some social media news sites as expressing an unselfish act of love for their children. Really?
Sometimes, we adults need a dose of reality. The kind of reality that pushes us to stop being passive and begin to be bold when we know a child is being neglected. If we really care about saving the children, let’s start being advocates for them and not their adversaries. After all, what do we have to fear?
19 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the LORD: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.
In Him Alone
The Counterfeit Christian