Today, on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something that was on the news.
There was a couple of things that happened recently in Toronto, that have been on the newscasts, over and over again. Both, had to do with young boys.
Here is a link to an article thestar.com posted entitled, 3-year-old Toronto boy dies after hours outside in frigid temperatures: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/02/19/toronto-police-searching-for-missing-3-year-old-boy.html.
If you read this article, you'll be aware that this 3 year-old boy made his way out of the building where he lived. And, later... died.
The very next day, another child was found wandering on a Toronto street. Read the article posted by The Globe and Mail entitled, As Elijah's family grieves, another child found wandering on Toronto street: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/campaign-raises-funeral-fund-for-toronto-boy-who-died-after-freezing-outside/article23112334/.
How awful it is that this happened to young children. Don't you agree?
However, there is something I must say.
This actually happened to me and my husband, when my eldest daughter B, was about three (3) years old. Yes, I'm telling the truth.
It did. Are you shocked?
When it happened to us, we were shocked. Believe me! We were!
It happened on a weekend in the winter. There was lots of snow outside.
Our phone rang, before 8:00 a.m.
It was a neighbour. We were told that B showed up at their door, knocking. She wanted to play with their child, who was still asleep.
Apparently, B didn't care that we were asleep.
She put her boots on, but couldn't reach her coat and winter scarf, etc. B somehow opened our front door that was always locked.
Outside she went. As I said earlier, she walked a few doors up and across the street.
At the time, I was thankful she was okay.
However, I was also angry with her, that she did this. After all, if she hadn't been able to be found by my neighbour, she may have died from the cold. Just like Elijah did.
Knowing that Elijah left his building in the middle of the night, tells me that his relatives were truly not responsible for what happened. After all, who can ever be responsible for something someone does, while all family members are asleep.
From what I've heard, they have not been charged for any crime. For this, I praise God.
However, the mom of the four (4) year old, who left his home during the day, has been charged by the police, with abandoning her child.
I realize a lot of people think the mom was at fault. Maybe so. Maybe not.
Since the boy's mom wasn't home, it made me wonder.
Where was she? And, who was supposed to be looking after this young child? Was it her? Or, had he been left with someone who was supposed to be taking care of him?
Please know that at the time I wrote this entry, no information was available. Nothing on the news has given answers to what I just quoted as my questions.
Hopefully, the mom wasn't at fault. If this is the case, then hopefully... charges against her will be dropped.
It seems that at this time, only God knows the truth. After all, God alone has all the power, concerning our lives. So, we should have faith in Him... and not in men.
Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 2:5, "That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."
We should not put our faith in mankind, just as we've read, today. We need to have our faith in the power of God.
For God alone, is in control... of everything in our lives. Of everything that happens to us.
No. I'm not saying that He made these problems in life happen. But yes, He knows and has ordained to allow us to go through whatever has been created.
Either through our own errors in life, or through Satan, the father of this world we live in.
Ultimately, God will provide for us, who are His children. So, believe me, I'm praying for all involved in these circumstances that have created such heart-breaking situations.
If they are not His children, they need to come to Christ. No different than you, or I.
For the only thing we know for sure that we can count on, is the fact that God loves His children. Not just those He created. But rather, meaning those who have gained salvation.
Are you saved?
Are you trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ?
If not, come to Him, today. If you don't, you'll spend eternity in Hell, separated from God, with no chance of escape.
If you are saved, I'll see you one day, in Heaven.
Until next time...
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