As parents, there are many things that we are concerned about that our kids will not know until they are parents. They won’t realize the lengths we go to protect them from harm’s way, and when their out of our care how much we think about their saftey and well being.
There’s a lot parents try to do to keep their children safe. They bolt doors closed, hold hands while crossing the street, instruct children not to talk to strangers, but in the end it’s up to God to protect them.
This man, Henry Segaroun, is one of every parent’s nightmare. A eight-year-old girl was leaving a park last Wednesday with her seven-year-old brother when she was grabbed from behind, forced to the ground and raped by (witnesses say) this man. Their mother had left them alone only temporarily while she returned home to turn off a kitchen stove.
It’s hard, because we cannot watch our kids every minute of every day. Something can happen in a split second that we cannot control. As parents, it should keep us on our knees in prayer for those things which we know are out of our hands.