I was watching a show about Mindy Tran. Mindy, eight years old, was kidnapped and killed in the early 90’s. They found her brutalized body in a shallow grave next to a tree in some woods a few blocks from her home, a few years later. They had a suspect and a trial, but the jury let him go. Not enough evidence. Of course, the family was devastated during the loss of their daughter. This happened in Kelowna, BC two hours North of where we lived.
I was thinking during that time, how devastating to her family, friends and even the public at large as we were following the story on the news. The show I watched recently, brought most of the memory of Mindy Tran back. As the saying goes, “time heals all wounds”, well maybe not all wounds, but most. There have been many missing kids throughout the world. Some found, some found years later alive and still some are never found.
Know this, that the ones that did these nasty things to our children, never get away with it. There time will come and they’ll be judged and feel God’s wrath. Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Don’t fall into a false sense of security. Be watchful and be involved with your children’s lives. There are some very sick people in this world. It could be a family member, a neighbour, a scout leader and even a teacher that could be acting inappropriately with your child. I know of an incident where a child was being sexually abused from a teacher, but the parents didn’t find out until years later. The teacher had been more involved with the child than his parents. The child was told not to say anything, or his family would be killed. He was too scared to say anything and they just in their room and didn’t interact with anyone, even friends. They also started acting out, getting angry at small things, because they were coping with a deep, dark hidden secret. It was just excused that he was a teenager being a teenager.
Don’t look at the world “threw Rose coloured glasses” … Satan is into everything, our electronics, our churches, our sports, anywhere that he can keep us distracted and away from God, he will. Keep your children close, know what they’re interested in and talk to them. Watch for abnormal signs in your children, changes and keep them informed. Things have changed a lot since I was a kid, but even so, bad things were happening back then, we just didn’t hear about it. Pray for help and understanding.