Well, it’s happened again. This past week Virtuous Blonde spotted some affordable maternity clothes on eBay. I used my honed sniper skills to purchase the set for a reasonable price. Problem was that we did not know exactly when the seller would ship the items. We asked early in the week, and the seller was waiting for the payment to clear. PayPal sent us a notification, and the item got here Monday at 12:00 pm. Well, like I’ve already mentioned, we were not home at that time– we did not get in until 4:00 pm.
So, sometime between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm someone had the audacity, in broad daylight, to walk up on my porch and steal my wife’s maternity clothes. I should have made sure “maternity clothes” was written on the box in big lettering. I have no doubt that the people that stole them thought it was something better than that.
But who would have known that we were not around? Who would have taken advantage of such a small window? Why can’t the police ever find the culprits? Why do I feel so unsafe in this neighborhood?
We had believed that the Lord wanted us to stay in this place a little while longer, but I’m beginning to wonder about that. If I cannot feel safe that a box of maternity clothes is not able to sit on my porch for four hours without being stolen, how about anything other property I have?
We live in a fallen society that I fear is getting worse– we must take precautions to protect our children and those things that the Lord has blessed us with. I’m not saying that He was not in control of the situation. I’m not saying that there may be someone that really needed those clothes more than my wife (her maternity clothes are more winter oriented). But I am saying that as a steward of those things that God gives me, I guess I need to do a better job of protecting them.