Today I'm angry.
I'll tell you why.
Someone was seen snooping around my neighbor's house and then peeking into my car windows this morning at 11:30am. A man dressed all in black with a backpack. He then walked around the block and walked down our alley, peeking into each backyard as he went.
He was just checking. Perhaps he was looking to "help" himself to something we were no longer using.
It makes me angry because this is my home. I don't care if someone steals my television or computer. It would bother me for a moment, but it's just stuff. I just don't want some tweaker walking through my yard. I don't want him looking through my windows. I don't want someone like that anywhere near my children.
I'm angry because this is my home, and I should feel safe at home. I shouldn't have to check and double check the locks. If it's not yours, you shouldn't take it. If it's not yours, you shouldn't touch it.
TODAY, if it's not yours, you shouldn't even look at it with longing.
In the last month two cars have been stolen on my street. What is wrong with people? Why can't they just go get a job like a normal person?!
I feel angry because, for today, I don't feel safe inside my house, and that is NOT right. Shame on you. Go get a real job!
Had a God moment as I woke up and checked my email for my verse of the day.
John 10:10: "The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life."
Funny how that goes hand in hand with my little tantrum last night. I woke up praying for the man who yesterday I was shaking my fist at. God is pretty amazing. :)
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