"See that you do not despise one of these little ones."
"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him."
I'm an advocate for the cause of children. I don't protest, or raise funds for organizations, but I do the most difficult advocating of all and that is getting in the middle of a bad situation involving children.
I have been threatened, received death threats and ostracized by individuals because I challenged the abuse reported to me by their child. I stood up and voiced my feelings and called it was it was. I didn't back down. Was I frightened at what the end results could have been? I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't concerned.
A criminal, and child molester, once told me that he was coming to my house with a gun to shoot me. I braced myself to perhaps die that day, if it came to that, because I would not let the young lady go back into the home she ran away from.
You can say or think, "The nerve of you"! So be it, think what you will, but until you come face to face with child abuse or become the victim of it, you cannot relate to the horror that it presents to a young person experiencing such atrocities.
Since nothing is new under the sun, according to the Bible; the only word that speaks truth; child abuse is nothing new.
Child abuse occurs more often than we know. It has become a common practice in many homes where parents are too preoccupied to care and protect their children or they are too caught up with life to be concerned about the emotional well being of their children. Some women are busy trying to hold on to a 'No Good' man, while leaving their children to suffer under his abuse. Many mothers out there are that needy. It's a sad, sad, situation to watch.
Children are vulnerable and greatly influenced by their surroundings and the parent who has the most influence on them is the one that they live with. When you see certain behavioral patterns with children, look at the mother; even the Bible tells you that!
Fathers love your children! Protect your daughters whether you live in the household or not! Men are ready to prey on them as well as their peers! Mothers love your children emotionally! If you have struggles, get the counseling and help you need in order to sought things out so that you can be there for your children! Older brothers, love and protect your younger siblings! This is a must!
Abuse begets more abuse! Some children start young abusing other children.
At the end of the day, God has what we all need! It's heart breaking to hear story after story about children suffering at the hands of a parent, relative or neighbor.
If you see or know of any child being abused or neglected, DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!