Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out of a building hit by an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. Aleppo Media Center via AP

Consequences of Evil

by Sue Helms

Omran is a 5-year-old boy that was pulled from the wreckage of his family's apartment building after it was bombed in Aleppo, Syria.  Covered in blood and concrete dust his dead sister beside him, she was left behind, as he was placed in an ambulance.  Alone he wiped his face with his tiny hand as the rescuer left to help others.  Omran didn't cry or scream, he sat quietly, staring into nothingness.  This is Omran's reality.  His time, his fate, his very life decided by the evil that killed his sister.

I pray for Omran and all the other innocent children caught up in wars of evil.  I know one thing for sure; evil may take much from us, but God will always prevail.  DEDICATED TO THE LIFE & SPIRIT OF OMRAN DAGNEESH   May he find the safety & freedom on this Earth to be who he is supposed to be.  Given enough time, I believe he will.  AMEN! Children should always be allowed to be children.  They must experience childhood as a child not later in life as an adult, for it just doesn't work out that way.  During times of war or any other large scale conflict causing unrest and destruction of life and property, childhood is interrupted and squandered on adult emotions and misplaced ideals, stealing child-like wonder, removing the silliness in their laughter, robbing the creativity of imagination, digging a hole into a child’s very soul.  Changing who he is, writing his life story in ways it should not be written. 


When these things happen to a child it is a travesty far greater than a bullet to his heart.  It is a historical fact that the sins of the father will be visited upon their sons. 


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