February 1, 2013

Prayers For Ethan

I was going to post about my latest project but it seemed so inconsequential compared to a situation that’s been going on locally for four days.    On Tuesday a man entered a school bus in an attempt to kidnap some children.    When the bus driver tried to stop him, the kidnapper shot and killed him.    A little boy, six years old, fainted and the kidnapper took him off the bus and entered his underground storm shelter with him.    The news has reported the child has Asperger’s and ADHD.    Can you imagine how frightened and scared this little boy is?    His name is Ethan and I would ask that you send up a special prayer for his safe return to his family.    The parents have been able to send him his medication and some coloring books and the authorities are speaking with the kidnapper and Ethan through a PVC pipe in the ground.     Some people are leaving their porch lights on until Ethan is returned to his family.

No one knows what the motive is for the kidnapping or shooting.    Please keep this family and little Ethan in your prayers.

14 comments:

NanaDiana said...

It is just gut-wrenching and sickening. My heart aches for the family and him. xo Diana

Calypso In The Country said...

Such a disturbing story. That poor little boy. Praying for his safe return.
-Shelley

Cheri said...

Heard this on the news...how awful that someone would do this. What is the world coming to??? Prayers are being said.

Arlene Grimm said...

I am a north Alabamian and so sorry to read of this situation. My best friend's son in law is one of the law enforcement officers there...praying for a safe outcome for little Ethan.

Nancy said...

Like Nana, my heart just hurts for that child. My consolation is that I know God has send angels to protect Ethan from harm. Whatever the sick individual does to his body, to his mind, God is protecting him and shielding him for reality. If the man has plans to kill him, his soul has already left his body for Christ took the sting of death away on the cross for us. As a parent and a grandparent, I pray fervently for the peace and comfort those that love him need now. I'm glad you shared this and gave us all another moment to life up this family in prayer.

AntiqueChase said...

prayers. please update us.

Holly Browning said...

When these things happen it feels like everything else should just stand still. How awful! Thanks for sharing so we can send a little positive energy their way. xo

Dixie Delights said...

Judy, that is so horrific. I never watch the news because it's just too disheartening and I don't want to scare the littles. I will be praying for Ethan and am going to go catch up now. xo

joanne said...

I am just sick beyond words. I am praying for dear Ethan and the porch light is on. Please keep us updated.

Carrie said...

Lifting Ethan and his family up in prayer.

Carrie said...

Lifting Ethan and his family up in prayer.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

This is a heart breaking story. Praying for this sweet boy and his family.

Kelly said...

I know this is such an awful thing to watch play out on the news. Sometimes, it's best for me to turn it off since there seems to be nothing but violence and heart ache going on everywhere. I've been watching the news coverage about little Ethan. I can't imagine what the parents must be going through and how scared the little boy must be. Hopefully, this whole crisis will end soon and the boy will be unharmed physically. Not sure how he will do mentally after something like this! Between terroist attacks overseas, school shootings here and kidnappings and tornadoes damaging property, the news has been a sad place to visit.

Dawn said...

My prayers are with Ethan and his family. I sincerely hope that God will grant some measure of compassion onto the man and allow him to release Ethan.

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