The Big Bad Wolf

All of us know the story of Little Red Riding Hood. It seemed everywhere she went there he was, that big bad wolf. Lurking behind a tree, around the corner of her house and even dressing up like Little Red Riding Hood’s poor old grandmother. He had one intention and that was to get Little Red Riding Hood and hurt her or even worse, eat her!


How different are times today? We have predators sneaking around us everywhere. Lying in wait for that one weak moment when we let our guard down. When we take our eye of those we are watching out for. I don’t mean to scare anyone or be pessimistic; I’m only trying to make you all aware of the danger in our own back yard.


What a sorry piece of crap is the person who hurts children or anyone for that matter. There is no way I can describe how I feel about someone who treats children badly or worse, those who prey upon our young ones.


Last week in our small town a predator tried to abduct a young girl in the local park. The same park where my granddaughter sometimes plays. The man actually grabbed the girl around her waist and tried to haul her off to his van. What kind of terrible sickness could a person have to do such a thing? And even worse there was a woman helping him. I can only imagine what they had planned for this innocent child. The same couple was also seen in a neighboring town making lewd advances toward another young girl. Where will they strike next?


Who do you trust? Do we really know the people we come in contact with everyday? Are they saints by day and demons by night? I have never been a very trustful person. I found out early in life even some family members couldn’t be trusted. Not that I don’t let strangers into my life, because I do. I just don’t give them my social security number, security code or let them take my grandchild on an afternoon drive.


I realize how quickly a child can disappear from sight. One minute they’re on the slide, then the swing, then gone! We just can’t be too careful with these little ones whom God has entrusted us with. I know I may sound like a worrywart, but I just feel an intense need to send out this message to all who might have an eye to read it.


I know I have some young adults who are following my blog so this message goes out to you also. Do not trust anyone you don’t know! If someone approaches you, and you feel uncomfortable, scream, run, kick, pinch, do whatever you have to, alerting someone that you need help. Don’t be afraid to cause a scene. If the young girl in the park hadn’t fought back she could have been gone forever. Be on guard young people, the big bad wolf is on the prowl.


God has a message for those with sick minds, the ones who prey on the young and weak:

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:28-32)


Please go on line and read the details of the attempted abductions in Elkin, North Carolina, and Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. A description and artist sketch can be found at this link: http://www.wxii12.com/news/27801604/detail.html


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Alisa May 15, 2011 at 1:34 am

Sadly, there are so many sick people in the world; and the sickest to me are the ones that hurt children and elderly people. Praise the Lord that the child was able to get away from these sick people.

As usual you did an excellent job on your blog, which I generally do not comment on because your writing flows so magically that I am at loss for words.

However, this is a couple of tips for young people if someone tries to grab them: scream this is not my mom/dad; because often people don’t want to be involved when a parent is disciplining a child. Don’t just scream help, let people know that it isn’t your parent that has you.

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