We were being watched.
Would we ever be safe?
Chapter Thirty Four:
“Mom I feel like we are living some old horror flick or some unbelievable horror novel. I could not even begin to write anything like this. This seems to unreal for fiction, but this is real, it’s our reality. When is he going to stop following us? When is he going to stop eluding capture?”
“Ana I wish I had the answers, I wish I had done a better job at protecting you all from his evil. In that way I feel like a failure as a cop, but more so as a Mother.”
“Mom like you are always telling us, you can not blame yourself for his evil.”
“I know Ana.”
“I just don’t understand how we can even be related to a monster, a monster in human disguise.”
“I have asked myself that same question many times Ana.”
“Will we ever stop running Mom?”
“I pray so.”
“Me too, I know you are doing everything you can. At least we are no longer secluded in that cabin, we are on our way back to getting our lives back.”
“You guys deserve that.”
“Mom you and Dad deserve it to, you didn’t deserve everything that happened to you.”
“I know Ana, thank you.”
When did my daughter get so wise? When did she grow up so much? I was thankful that I had children who took the words in Ephesians 6 to heart. Children who actually obeyed their parents, maybe they slipped from time to time all children do, but my kids were good kids and I was thankful for that.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[
a] b] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. c] and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.[d] I had struggled with the concept of obeying my parents when I first found out about my Father, but I understand now that because my Father was professing evil that really did not stand for me. God did not want me to listening to evil. He wanted me to follow his goodness, I understood that.
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. 22 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.
23 Peace to the brothers and sisters,[
I hated the fact that the fear was still there though, that my children had to live with the fear of a monster, a monster disguised as their Grandfather. My children deserved to have grandparents who doted on them, not a grandfather who was out to kill them. Not one who made them scared of shadows.
Lord I am going to need your help to get through this, and please lead the detectives to find my Father and capture him. He needs to be put away, stop making everyone miserable. He needs to stop destroying lives, and he is not going to stop until someone stops him. Lord lead him to capture, and keep us safe.As I finished my prayer, our house came into sight.
We’d made it this far.
We had kept the electricity on in the year we had left, but had to call when we decided to come back home, to turn back on the phone. For now we’d call Vania on our cell phones, and invite her to come back home.
We were done running, running from the Shadows of our past.
We could not let him have that control over us?
Or would we?
As we settled in, we heard a car pull up.
Lord did he follow us here? Is he going to kill us?Everyone stayed quiet, not making a sound.
Keep us safe Lord.
Waiting to hear anything, feeling thankful the car was parked in garage, and it was closed. The lights were off, we prayed we were safe.
Lord we didn’t come this far, only to get killed.
Keep us safe, and God keep Vania away.
It seemed like hours later before he pulled out of the drive way.
We were being watched.
Would we ever be safe?
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.