Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pray for Ethan

If you have not already, please pray for Ethan.  He is the 5-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit disorder who is being held captive in Alabama.

His mother calls him "Love Bug."

Ethan was pulled off his school bus by a man with a rifle, and is being held in an underground bunker by a severely deranged man.  News reports say that he is "unharmed," meaning that he has apparently not been shot, which is a very good thing.  But let us be clear that the boy is not, cannot possibly be, unharmed.  The psychological toll of this captivity will be immense and long-lasting.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Charles Albert Poland Jr., the bus driver who refused to give an armed intruder two hostages, and was killed for his resistance.  He may very well have saved another child from suffering like Ethan.

And, while you're at it, pray for the success of the police negotiators, and for the criminal, Jimmy Lee Dykes, that God will keep him from doing any worse evil than he has already done.

As we go to bed on Thursday, this terrible story continues.  We hope to wake up and hear some good news.

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