Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Life does not add up sometimes...

Hello everyone,

Today I am not a happy person, I am extremely saddened by a story a friend of mine told me. In fact, this story has got me thinking...

So, the story my friend told me was this... a young mother buys a taxi for a young man so that while he is making a living he can also do school run for her, because she has a son in pre-school. Kind hearted woman you would say, but the guy starts well, and then one day picks the boy from school and never took him back home to his mother. Next thing we knew, the boy gets killed by the young man for rituals, and then pleads insanity on his arrest and prosecution... By the way, have I said that this is true story already? Well... Yes it is, but this is just the beginning.

This devastates the lady and her family so much, that her grandmother dies out of heart attack and her mum dies of shock a few weeks after...

The young woman struggles through and manages to survive despite all the bad things which have happened to and around her. Now, a few years later, she gets pregnant again (thankfully you would say, yes?), does shopping for the unborn child, prepares to welcome perhaps the only thing that could have been a source of consolation and joy, only to go into labour, never to return... Yes she died... She and her baby...  
Matters arising: I am thinking. I am just thinking... So this cab driver... This wicked guy who has caused this whole mess (killing four generations like that) is still walking the streets a free man. You all remember this post cracking my head for answers? If someone walks up to this fellow and smashes a bottle on his head so hard that he dies a slow and painful death, would the person have done any wrong? I'm just asking... I'm just thinking.

It's easy to speak of this situation with great fortitude when one is not directly connected to this experience. But I listened to my friend who is somehow related to this family, and I could feel his brokenness and bitterness; yet I did the usual speak grace and encouragement to a weak spirit - trusting God that I made some kind of difference. Yet, when we finished chatting, I said to myself "if I were in his shoes, would I have listened?' Hmm... I'm just asking... I'm still thinking.

Well... I can only lift up a prayer... Lord, You know us through and through... You know our end from our beginning. We trust in you with all our hearts. Preserve us from the eyes of the wicked and the heart of the unreasonable. That which is entrusted into Your care, You are able to keep and preserve (that is what Your word says)... Keep us; Preserve us; Sustain us... Us and Ours. We trust in You to never fail us, and to help us make sense out of issues of life which do not quite add up. We believe in You and will always trust You.

And I pray for me... Help my mind O Lord... 'Cause I'm still thinking.

Peace... I'm out!

29 comments:

  1. Wow...this is so sad, the heart of man is desperately wicked. Its hard to let go of such pain, may God grant the family the grace to go on :(

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    1. "the heart of man is desperately wicked". yea it is... Amen to you prayers dear.
      Blessings and more to you and yours.

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  2. May the Good God grant the family the strength to move forward from this loss...this is so sad

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    1. Amen! yea it is sad...

      thanks once again took delivery of the book today... best wishes! I believe you are doing very fine now. I thank God for you life my dear sister.

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  3. I heard of a similar situation but with less tragedy where the driver, a long time family associate, killed the little 8yr old after picking her up from school one day. It was investigated and he eventually confessed and showed them where the decapitated body was.

    True, a lot of things in life are hard to comprehend. I'm learning more to leave ultimate justice up to the creator. Killing the person that killed my loved one will not make things better for me.

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    1. Imagine how wicked some people can be! too much wickedness going on.

      "Killing the person that killed my loved one will not make things better for me". yea I agree, it will not bring the person back! thanks for the comment, I believe you are fine where you are, the Lord is with you... He will keep and preserve you IJN.

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  4. Yes,
    it is true that as we come to know God more we start to realize that God is the judge, we have to leave it to Him to deal with those situations as hard as it might appear to be. There is nothing in the Lord's teachings which tell us to take revenge, we are told we can be angry but not to sin. I don't know how I would feel in a situation like that but I do know that sin is committed against God, and we have all been participants. Where would mankind be now if Jesus had not said of the ones who were crucifying Him 'Father forgive them for they know not what they do'. It appeared as if they knew exactly what they were doing but Jesus said that they did not. There is a spiritual war going on and without the Spirit of Christ humanity is in the grip of ' a strong man '.

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    1. I agree that "There is a spiritual war going on and without the Spirit of Christ humanity is in the grip of ' a strong man '".

      All we need to do is to run to the 'Rock' that is higher than us.

      Thanks Brenda, blessings and more now and always.

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    1. yea... same thing I did when I heard this story.

      Thanks Toin.

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  6. This is so sad. God forgive me, sometimes pain can be so unbearable you want the offender to hurt as much as you possible.

    My prayer is that God should grant us the grace to forgive inspite our anger/pain.

    Hugs to your friend.

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    1. Amen to your prayers Sykik... Amen! Best wishes!

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  7. so so sad. As a mother of a pre-schooler, I can only imagine what i would do if this happened to me and my family. it would be devastating

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    1. hmm... cant even imagine it. We just have to continue to thank our Maker for his mercies.
      Thanks for the comment ma'am.

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  8. God please have mercy on us. We are mere mortals and not as infallible and perfect as you. God please forgive me when I cannot be as forgiving as you. Forgive me when I read stories like this and feel like crushing that driver DEAD.

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  9. My heart is heavy as i write....W-H-Y..was the word that came to me.....ARE HUMANS SO WICKED!!! *audible sigh!*....................................you see, no body is to be blamed....since nobody knows the heart of man which is wickedly deceitful...but one thing i know is that, anybody that kills by the sword, shall surely die by the sword!...even if the idiot becomes born-again tomorrow!
    I can imagine the truama.....if a child falls sick and dies, it is different matter, she will be consolable...but....damn! i am so angry!....

    Their souls rest in peace and for the person who caused all these...he will continue to be mad as he pretended to be and there will be no patter of feet in his life..his own generation will end just as he did to someone else!

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  10. So sad. I think there is more to it than meets the eye

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  11. *deep sigh*

    Too much evil going on around us. All I can say is a big AMEN to your prayers.
    Easy with the thinking hun ((HuGS))

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  12. This is so sad. I feel for the family, may God grant them peace.
    No, it wont be wrong if someone smashes the guy's head but then again, that will put us in the same level with him so let God be the judge

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  13. This is really sad. As much as I want to say terrible things and watch the man suffer, I check my heart again and think that God is the ultimate judge and revenge or curses will only put us in the same situation of sinning against God.

    I pray for comfort for the rest of the family though and may God grant them the spirit and rare grace to forgive.

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  14. If the man were a currency, the lady would have lifted him up to check for security features to see if he was genuine or counterfeit. But hey! man is too heavy to be lifted up. Thats the world for us.

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  15. It is really only grace that we can ask for ourselves and speak into the lives of people who find themselves in this situation. It is truly saddening and confusing. How could that guy be free? SMH.

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  16. Its so sad. We can only pray and trust God for his help.

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  17. So sad. LIfe is full of injustices. Hard to understand.

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  18. This is such a sad, heartbreaking tale. What a loss of lives, stemming from one man's wickedness. Sometimes life happens and one cannot just make sense of it all, and especially for committed Christians, one is tempted to refute the scripture which says that God neither slumbers nor sleep. But no matter our lot in life, His word says that not a hair will fall off from our hair without reason-He sees, and He knows. We will never understand some things on earth, but on the final day, everything will be made clear. May God comfort that family in the a way only He can. Hmmmmmm.

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  19. Amen sis... Amen.AMen..

    the Hearts of men is desperately wicked who can know it?

    I pray for God's direction, discernment and spirit.

    I pray he will make us invisible to the FEROCIOUS WOLVES of this world...

    AMEN..X

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  20. Amen!

    I love how you write, so clear and straight forward with your thoughts. I pray that God will keep us and guide us as we grow deeper in his love and his understanding.

    Thanks for following my blog. I feel blessed

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