Some things have been going on lately that have brought a very sad event from many years ago back to my mind – back in a way that I hadn’t been able to see previously. Back in a way that is bringing me great sorrow.
Many years ago, not long after I got saved, I lived next to a family that had A LOT of children (I don’t remember how many). This family attended the same church I did. At this time, I was a single mother working a full-time job driving an hour to and from work every day – struggling to survive.
I don’t know how many times I would look out my side window and see their little 18 month old baby boy walking in the field by himself with only his diaper on.
One very sad day, this little boy got hit by a train on the tracks that were just behind our houses. He died. This was a devastating event for many people, of course. But one of the things I remember the most is some of the women talking as we were at their (the family that lost the baby) house helping clean, etc. Apparently this mother had asked several people for help. She had shared with many that she was feeling like she couldn’t handle it all.
And what did others from the church do? NOTHING. And what happened, in the end? This little baby died.
Instead of helping her – they judged her. Is this what being a Christian is?
This is exactly what I’m feeling lately.
Have you heard the song, “Does Anyone Hear Her?” by Casting Crowns? I have loved this song for a very long time – and it explains quite a bit of this post…we, as Christians, are told in Scripture to help others…are we doing our part? Or are we judging and standing back pretending as if we don’t see?
I have reached out in MANY different ways over the last six years…but no one has reached back…it brings GREAT sadness to my heart.
What is one to do when all they get are brick walls? This is what I am talking with the Lord about now. But PLEASE, I am *BEGGING* you…if someone reaches out to you – TAKE THEIR HAND.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!