Recently, many of us watched the video of a four-year-old boy who had fallen into a gorilla pit. The scene immediately grabbed us. We watched as the gorilla dragged him through the water as we might drag a rag doll through a swimming pool.
After the event was over and the child was out of that pit, people had questions. “Why wasn’t there a better fence to keep that from happening?” “Where were the parents? How could they let that happen?”
Everyday children and adults fall victim to evils in the world. We all have an enemy who is roaming around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Many people have fallen into a pit out of which they seem powerless to be delivered.
Children cannot defend themselves. They cannot protect themselves. It is up to us to protect them physically. It is also up to us to protect them spiritually. Today, do what you can to be a positive spiritual role model for your children and/or your grandchildren. Their eternal destiny and where they spend it depend, in a large part, depends on you. “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)