Sunday, January 05, 2003

The world simply just isn't right. Don't get me wrong. I am more than blessed and more than overwhelmed by the grace that God has given me. I wouldn't trade my life as it is right now for anything. I am content where I am more or less and don't want to move from where I am.

But some people just get the short end of the stick. Let's take my friend... well, we'll call her M to protect her :) Seven years ago I taught M in a VBS at our church. She was happy like a ten year old should be. She was carefree, even though, unbeknownst to me, she had a troubled past. I lost contact with her for seven years. She was too young to carry on a friendship at the time, so I just let it go. After seven years passed, we got together as a couple, and what I saw scared me. She had turned from a caring person to a careless person because all the world had shown her was hatred and lust and just the horrible things of life. Why? Why did Satan have to prey on her? She was weak, she didn't deserve it and she didn' t have a way to defend herself. I did. I was stable, I grew up Christian. WHY COULDN'T HE PICK ON ME????????????????????? Alas, I will never know. Perhaps God needs me for something else. Something greater. I just wish I could have stopped her pain. No one else was showing her God, and by the time I got there, there was no room left for Him in her world. No room...