Reckless Pursuit: God’s Story of Relentless Love (click here for the book’s website) is in its final stages of production and will be made available early this Fall. As we move toward announcing its arrival, I will be posting regular teasers straight from the content of the book. Today’s snapshot look at Reckless Pursuit comes from Part 2: How We Ended Up Here.
Panic! Fear! Dread! Unbelievable anxiety began mounting as a young mother began imagining the worst. It had now been hours since anyone had seen her four year old little boy. The father had been called home from work, the neighbors had been notified and rallied, the police were on hand and the regular baby-sitter was even brought in to help look. Still, nothing.
Some time earlier, the four year old boy and his six year old brother had been playing hide-and-go-seek as their mother picked up the house. After several rounds of their game, the oldest called a timeout for a potty break. Seeing his opportunity, the four year old snuck off to hide as his older brother went into the bathroom. When he came out, the little boy was gone.
He called and called but there was no answer. He looked in all his brother’s favorite hiding places with no success. Then he told his mom. She looked and called, as her anxiety grew with each passing moment. They retraced every step and looked in every possible hiding spot but her little boy was nowhere to be found.
The search now had to be expanded and fearful questions began to emerge. “Did he go outside? If so, where? Why? Who could have come into contact with him? Had anyone seen him? Was he OK? Did someone take him?”
Sometimes nothing is as it should be. Sometimes the world spirals off into our worst nightmare. What then? Where do we go from here?
Keep checking back for more from Reckless Pursuit.