OK I make it a point to NOT watch the news. I mean think about it; its sad. They only highlight the negative about people, places and things. The weather is going to come and go whether I know 7 days ahead or not. Plus if you log onto a computer every morning anything "news worthy" that has happened around the world will appear front and center on your home page. The news just gives me anxiety. It makes me worry about things I have no control over and things I wouldn't want control over anyway.
With that said, I was watching some show the other night and a blip from the news came up. It was saying they were looking for a San-Diego teenager who had gone running and not returned. The were filming in front of a restaurant that I used to live close to and Dan and I would frequent when he came down.
I turned it off and went to bed praying they found that girl alive and returned her to her family. I pleaded and begged God that this would not end like everyone suspected it might. I refused to watch the news the next day because I didn't want to know. I got up this morning and on my home web page there it was; "Body of teenage girl found in shallow grave. Candle light vigil held by thousands."
It said the man they arrested was arrested back in 1990 for molestation and beating a young girl who got away. He also attacked a Colorado women who was here visiting and went for a jog. She also escaped. The man only served 5 out of possible 11 years. They made a plea bargain and got it down to 6 and he still didn't serve his entire time. 5 years, 6 it really wouldn't have mattered I guess. Once they let him out he was going to eventually kill someone. I am just sick sitting here trying to understand why we keep letting these guys out who stalk young girls and we know, we know its just a matter of time before they kill one of them. Now this family had to pay the ultimate price to have him finally locked up for good. Really? I am just broken for them. I am so angry. I am not stupid I know this happens everyday all over the world. I know. I get there is evil. I get it. I have been praying since my girls were born that nobody would EVER have there hands on them that is out to hurt them or take them away from their family.
Pray for this family. Pray they know Gods grace. Pray for all of these teenagers who loved this girl who are scared, hurting, lost. Pray for a revival in that high school and neighborhood. Pray.
I don't have to watch the news to know what this world really is made of. Pray for your kids.