LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `But the children rebelled against me: They did not follow my decrees, they were not careful to keep my laws, of which I said, `The person who obeys them will live by them,’ and they desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and spend my anger against them in the wilderness’…” (Ezekiel 20:21, the Holy Bible).
CHILD KIDNAPPING IN RP IS REAL: Parents, guardians, and any other person whose job or concern is to take care and assure the safety of children and other minors, this column today is not meant to scare or frighten you, but on Wednesday, August 02, 2017, the truth and reality of syndicates snatching, kidnapping, and taking away kids for a host of reasons jolted me like I was hit with several bolts of lightning.
One of the lady preachers of the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (AND KNK or the Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church told me and the other preachers and deacons of the AND KNK who were gathered for their regular Wednesday Bible immersion and administrative deliberations while she was profusely crying, that one of her grandsons had become the latest victim of kidnapping.
The lady preacher said the incident happened at Payatas, Quezon City, a squatter colony near the La Mesa Dam complex, just this week, as her grandson walked home from school at about 1 p.m. The mother of the grandson, one of the preacher’s daughters, was with the child and two other kids of hers who were also going home when, literally, at the batting of her eyelashes, the grandson was gone.
CHILD KIDNAPPED IN PAYATAS, QC: Frantically, the mother of the child who vanished from her sight tried to look around her, searching for the child, her eldest. But he was nowhere in sight—as if he vanished into thin air. As panic began to engulf her, the mother literally dragged her two other very young children with her as she went hither and thither, and even in circles, searching for him.
When the missing child could not be located even after almost an hour of searching, the mother rushed to the nearest police station and reported the apparent kidnapping of her son. Policemen then were dispatched to join the search. Unfortunately, as the afternoon descended into dusk, their efforts yielded no sign of the child.
As daylight started to give way to the enveloping darkness of the night, the mother found herself retracing her steps back to the school of her missing son. She dreaded going home to their shanty, where the wake of her husband who died last year was held, without their child.
GOV’T INCAPABLE OF STOPPING CHILD KIDNAPPING: But as she sat on the side of the road, she caught sight of her son, stripped of his school uniform—polo and shorts—and was only in his underwear, looking dazed, and gravely afraid. She rushed to the son and tried to hug him. At first, the son coiled away from her, perhaps unable to recognize her with his troubled mind.
But as recognition came back to the child he embraced his mother in a tight grip, crying. The mother tried to talk to him, asking him questions, but the boy kept quiet all the time. Even today, the lady preacher said the kidnapped boy doesn’t want to talk at all. He has refused going out, even to go to his school, indicating that he is still suffering from deep psychological turmoil, which may take a long time to heal.
Indeed, this experience of the grandson of the lady preacher confirmed, beyond reasonable doubt, that there are people out there, whether organized or not, who are engaged in snatching away or kidnapping of children, mostly to take their internal organs so they could be sold to rich patrons. Since no one in government appears capable of stopping this, parents and elders can only rely on God to take care of their children.
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