Jillian and I have been praying and expecting this day. Once again, ambivalence hangs like a cloud over the country. It is encouraging to see that the issue of sexual abuse is front and center as a result of the Penn State unveling, but discouraging to learn of the pain so many have experienced.
There is universal disgust in the media, on the street corner, and in coffee shops about the allegations against Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State Football program, and the University. How could this happen? What kind of person could do such a thing? What is wrong with our world?
It is evil’s desire to destroy the glory of God. This is pure evil and Penn State is the tip of the iceberg. It is in every community and it has been forever. Now, the shame is on a large platform and the question will be, are we going to address this seriously or not?
I had the honor to share my story on Family Life Radio the last three days nationwide. Until last Sunday I have received very few inquires on our web site. Today they are streaming in and each story while different in location, is similar in consequence. People suffering for years and years. Spouses, brothers, sisters and friends have lived liftetimes of silence and pain. The world has pretended the issue doesn’t exist. Praise, God the truth is getting out. There is hope for healing and the millions will start reaching out for help.
Unfortunately, the counseling community, the church community, and community in general is not ready for what is coming. Millions of survivors are going to begin to speak out. Who is going to be there to pick up the pieces? Jillian and I have been preparing and praying for this day to come. We are here and ready but a literal drop in the ocean of the healing army that will be needed. Pray for the work. Tell your community that we are here to help. Have the courage to confront the evil. Celebrate with us that the light is emerging from the tunnel.
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