Yesterday afternoon, I was all pumped up about writing a post on all the new and exciting things happening at the start of 2012. Before I got the chance to I was informed of some devastating news. Before I get to that, I’ll share with you the reality of a friend’s family from the past several days.
On Friday, a 9 year old girl was reported missing. She and her 2 sisters had been staying with a family friend for about a week due to their mother being ill with the flu. She’d been missing from early in the morning, but a report wasn’t filed right away due to what was described as a “communication error”.
On Saturday, there was a team that combed a 5 mile radius. Their search came up empty. That night they questioned several people who had contact with her recently.
On Sunday…Christmas Day, no further searches were done. They requestioned a couple people and questioned a few others.
Yesterday, The FBI came on board and they questioned some again. After several hours one broke. He admitted to killing the little girl in an extremely gruesome way.
Today, Mourning and pain flows through all outlets possible.
Today, I find myself sick to my stomach. How can one, who was a close family friend do such a thing. The information received last night, reminded me again how much I hate the evil in this world.
I want to be mad, and stay that way, but I know that’s not what my Creator would want from me. His reaction is to hate the evil in this world and the evil one who causes it, but to love the person behind the acts. As hard as it is to think about it right now, God originally made this man like he did all of us, in His image. This man was just persuaded by Satan to do the evil he wanted done.
So, the next day or two, I may be quiet again, mourning the loss for my friends and their family. Please keep the entire Lemmon family in your prayer.