Today everyone’s radar is on high beam. Parents are taking their kids everywhere. No un-supervised play times. One way conversations from adults to children. Scared children, parents and grandparents. Many tears. BUT, give it time. Some of us will back down off of our protectionism. The kids will given a little more space. Then somewhere, the cycle will be repeated.
Here is a link to a website that will let you give your address and see how many “known” sex offenders and predators live near you. <PREDATORS> . (When the page comes up click on the offender search button.). Take a look and then remember the awesome privilege you have of raising and protecting your children. They are a gift from God.
“The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: ‘Don’t push these children away. Don’t ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you acept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child you’ll never get in.’ Then gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them.” Mark 10:13-16
- Take a chance