I just read a story on MSNBC about a mother who shot and killed her two teenage kids, because she said they were talking back and she’d become fed up. My heart hurts for her and her family, and I had to write about it. See, this wife and mother didn’t just snap (like in the tv show of the same name), she had a major psychological relapse that caused her to do what many of us would say to be the impossible. She took the lives of her own children. This story is so sad and disturbing, and if you watch Nancy Grace, it is one of many recurring stories happening all over the nation. Parents killing kids, kids killing parents and the oh so common, yet still sad, kids killing kids. What has this world come to? Are we in the last days?
Now before you get all nervous and think this post is about the last days, it isn’t. But for all my “Believer”friends, fam and even those I don’t personally know, I will have a post on that soon to come. Many people have thoughts about doing something out of character, whether it be wanting to get revenge on someone, or wanting them to get what we think they deserve, etc… We are human, so those thoughts are common, not right, but common. However, there is something inside of us that can and will bring us back. I wouldn’t necessarily say back to reality, but rather, back to our God granted senses. When we step outside of that thinking, we open ourselves up to be used by the enemy. That outside thinking is why we unfortunately have to continue to watch, hear and read about stories of people just snapping and doing the unthinkable. I refuse to believe that this mother woke up and decided to kill her kids, but that frustration, helplessness and even depression pushed her to ignore that voice of reasoning and hope. Instead of turning to her Faith, she must’ve closed her eyes and allowed the darkness to takeover. She gave up and thought this was the easiest way to get through what she was going through. Again, I don’t assume to have all the answers as to why this tragic event occurred, but the God in me says it only can be the enemy, and since it is written that he comes to kill, steal and destroy, I believe that he used this woman to do just that. The old saying goes,” it’s so easy to do the wrong thing, yet so hard to do the right thing .” I don’t know about y’all but easy is boring. It’s as played out as an 8-track. Nothing in life that is meaningful was ever easily attained. Anybody who says I’ve had it easy, or things just come to me easily, is in denial of the privilege that God has granted them. If He has given it to you, He expects that you work hard to keep it and give Him the praise every step of the way; or get ready to eventually lose it.
The World as we know it, has taken prayer out of the schools, which in turn leads to prayer being extracted from the homes and sometimes even the churches. Somewhere, someone needs you to pray for them. No matter whether you know them or their situation. Somebody has lost Hope, given up on Faith and is not thinking in their God granted senses. There could even be signs that those we know are showing, but sometimes we don’t take the time to check up on them. Even if they’re miles and miles away, a quick phone call or text just to say you are thinking about them and praying for them is something. I do admit that there are times when I have neglected checking on my family or catching up with an old friend. I’ll say, maybe next week, but often times next week turns into months or even years. I vow to not let those I love and care about fall out of my radar ever again. (So if you haven’t heard from me in a while, please receive this msg…”I love you and am praying for your strength in the Lord”). We must pray for the state of the World as we know it. There is chaos, destruction and despair all around us. We must not give up, we must believe that God is Still in control!! Pray without ceasing!
This post was inspired by this story: