If you have a heart, be prepared for it to be broken when you read the article below.
It caused my heart to sink when I read what happened to 13 year old Christian Choate. His body was found encased in cement and buried in a shallow grave in Lake County, Indiana.
“..forced to live in a dog cage, and was kept naked except for a diaper.”
“..his father, Riley Lowell Choate, 39, and his stepmother, Kimberly Leona Kubina, 45, had regularly beaten and kicked the boy, deprived him of food, and chained his hands to the top of the cage.”
“..While other children in the family were outside playing, he allegedly was told to write his thoughts down. The records indicate that his stepmother, in ordering him to do this, seemed especially sadistic; the topics she assigned him included “Why do you still want to see your mom?” and “Why can’t you let the past go?”
The excerpts above are from the article, but read all of it if you get a chance.
When all we have is our own thoughts and morality to adhere to or live by, when there is no faith in and fear of God, we as human beings are capable of this and so much more. Mere religion and good thoughts and desires to live right will amount to nothing. When moral standards are set my imperfect and fallible men, it is easy to bend and break them.
Without God, humanity is lost and capable of being worse than this man and woman, who has mentally, emotionally and physically tortured and killed this child.
Lord, please deal with these two as only You can. You are certainly a merciful God, but You are also a God of vengeance. Deal with them O Lord, so that justice will be done to Christian Choate.
Lord, I can only hope (and am fairly confident) that You called Christian Choate home to You and that in Your presence, He is experiencing the joy, peace, acceptance and love that was denied him in his earthly life, that was stolen from Him.
I need God. You need God. This World needs God.
Without Him, we are doomed.
God bless you all.Thank Sri 🙂