September Twentieth; If


I’m sitting here, working on yet another cup of coffee while watching the sun playing a game of peek-a-boo through the overcast skies. The trees are dancing in the winds of a potential storm. Its nearing the end of September, fall will official arrive in a couple of days. Leaves are already falling, beginning that slow spirally ballet from tree top to ground.  For now, the temperatures are still warm, comfortable. It is a typical day. A day like any other end of summer type day.

I wrote last night of the report that it is believed they have found the body of the twenty-two year old lady who had been missing. I saw reports this morning of where they have served search warrants on the home of the parents of the currently missing man who was most likely the last person to see Gabby alive.

There are many if’s here. If, it is in fact her. If he did in fact kill her or cause her injuries to which she succumbed. If, his parents knew. If, he is hiding left the country, left this life. If the authorities could only get all of the answers.

There are many if’s for the rest of us as well.

If- we taught our children respect. Not only for themselves but for others. Not only for the person, but for their belongings as well.

If- we taught our children not only respect, but an understanding of how to treat others. I’m seeing memes on social media that to an effect say, while parents are teaching their daughters how to protect themselves, how to avoid toxic and dangerous relationships, how to spot the red flags, parents should also be teaching their sons how to not be that toxic individual and how to treat girls. But girls also need to understand how to treat the guys respectfully as well. It does work both ways. Either gender can be toxic and abusive.

If- we would stop being such an entitled, self-righteous, arrogant society and realize that we were born with nothing, we will die with nothing. All that stuff that went into the tombs of pharaohs to go with them into the afterlife? It went to looters or museums. The only treasures that will be there for you in the afterlife, are the ones you stored there.

If- we would understand that no one is better, more important, more of anything than another:

If- we would only understand how precious life is, respect it for that. If only, not only for the unborn, not only for the elderly, but for all and everyone. We have no right to take a life.

If. A very small word, yet it has so great and vast a meaning and possibilities. If this or that had not happened then…If this or that had happened, then…If, we believed or trusted or understood, then…

There are many who say that the signs are right, that the end of this age is coming. That Jesus the Christ is returning soon. I cannot say they are or are not correct as the Bible tells us plainly that no one but God knows when the time will be. The signs according to the Bible are there though. It is promised, Jesus will return. It could be at any moment, are you ready? If He were to return today, to call those who believe in Him home, would you hear your name?

May I live each day in understanding, in knowledge, in belief in the Promise.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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4 Responses to September Twentieth; If

  1. John says:

    Difficult to tap the like button. 😭

    • I know. And it isn’t just this, there is so much happening all across the world. So many different ways that one part of so called humanity treats others as if they are less, unimportant, unworthy and they are so wrong.

  2. It’s awful and right in my “backyard” just like the Daybell case. It’s difficult when it’s children or young vibrant people, especially and somehow it’s worse when it’s close by. We’ve been to the campground where they found her and I don’t think we’ll return. It’s just too sad. 😦

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