As I published my blog earlier, my mind was screaming at me to wait, that isn’t one hundred percent correct. Not fully. I will leave off the conversation that went on in my head, but I will admit that it isn’t the first time my mind wanted to scream about the different sides to my thoughts and opinions. Like the No Such Thing As Too Soon, write I just shared.
Because in one respect, I was wrong.
There are times, that things do happen too soon. Why? Because of man. Humanity is given free will to make choices and decisions. There are times, those decisions are not only wrong, but devastating. Before I go forward, I will make note that these are my thoughts and opinions. You, should you continue reading are free to disagree.
I’m going to stick with one here. Murder, taking the life of another. Something that started very early in the history of mankind with Cain and Abel; https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-stories/cain-and-abel.html
I’m not considering acts of war, or the actions of those meant to protect and serve. Even though, there are many instances where vile acts have happened.
What I am thinking of here, first, are the innocent lives that have been cut short due to no fault of their own. Lives barely begun and ended through abortion. Do I think there are instances where it is understandable? I do, even as it pains me. If one is a victim of incest, one raped, one whose life is endangered. I do hold an understanding. I do not hold it as a method of birth control.
The death of a child of any age through violence or neglect. Again, I accept that some instances are considered accidents, but I wonder how many could have-should have, been prevented.
The death of a child left in a hot car. If you are not accustomed to having the responsibility of the child in the morning, do something where you would have to look where the child is. Leave your phone, a shoe, your purse, briefcase, anything that you would have to look for that would show you the child.
Adults must be the responsible party around children, especially the younger as they don’t know the dangers around them. Many of the older take chances with the danger for the thrill, so it is important to pay attention.
Over the course of recent months, I have seen reports of children killed in road rage incidents and drive by shootings. Even as I fight to not pass judgement, my heart breaks for the families. A child, an innocent child, playing in the yard and gunned down. A child asleep in their bed, struck by bullets from a drive by shooting. Again and again you see this and you hear the cries from the families. Their pain beyond understanding as they mourn the loss of a child taken too soon, by an act of evil.
Children and adults who are abducted and most often murdered, by those bent on evil.
Recently there was a father and son minding their own business traveling along a nearby roadway. Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction were reportedly racing. They somehow bumped into each other sending one vehicle across the median and head on into the vehicle carrying dad and son. The young boy was killed, by a very wrong act.
Murder/suicides. Enough said.
I could go on and on, especially if I decided to add other causes. Like suicide. Especially when it is a child, driven to the act due to the actions of their peers. Children have in most cases, not developed all of the thought processes to where they can find a way to cease the torment from others. Escape is their only known recourse. Young, promising lives, cut short. How lost and desperate must one be, to believe that is the only answer?
I often see of people who have lost loved ones due to traffic accidents. Moments in time where innocent lives are lost because of an incorrect, thoughtless, selfish or any other action where someone was not paying and doing one hundred percent of what they should while driving. Families that will forever remember and mourn their loss.
I admit, readily, that I was not one hundred percent correct in that there is no such thing as too soon, because sometimes, in reality, there is such a thing. A child or young person who had a future, bright, promising, waiting, stolen too soon. Cut short and ended abruptly. I know, that there are events, I will not fully understand, especially when it is a child taken from this life. There will always be a part of me crying out “WHY??” The only answer I have so far, it is because we have free will, and that free will at times for some, is evil.