When one of my twin sons was 17 years old (1 ½ years ago), he got into trouble with a girl his age on-line. He met her in a chatroom online and they been talking for a while. He then asked her for a nude picture then he turns around and emails to her friends.
I know it’s wrong and cruel but at the time, teenagers were doing stupid things like that. I’m not making excuses for him and what he did was wrong. He has never been in trouble of any kind whether it’s at home, school, or the community but I understand why he did it.
The girl and her family reported to the police and 6 months later when he turned 18 years old, I received a letter from a detective for an investigation. I called the detective and he wanted me and my sons to go down to the police station because he wanted to talk to us regarding an investigation.
I asked the detective to see what’s the situation and why are we asked to go down and talk to him, but he didn’t disclose anything except to tell me that it’s a situation related to my cellphone account. I asked my sons if they did anything, and they both told me that they didn’t do anything to prompt any investigation, so I believed them.
I set up a time to meet the detective and we all went. I told both of my sons to be truthful. When we got there, my son (the one who met the girl on-line) was the only one the detective wanted to interview. When he came out of the interview or investigation, I was told by the detective that my son might face some felony charges. That was also when my son told me what he did. I guess he didn’t want to tell me before because he didn’t think something like that would get him into trouble.
Well, I cried all the way home. I was scared and afraid that he might go to jail/prison for what he did, and every negative thought went through my head of ruining the rest of his life if he has a criminal record and knowing that he will not make it in jail/prison because he’s been sheltered all his life and the horrible stories I heard about people in the criminal justice systems.
I consulted a lawyer and was told that since he’s a minor and has never been in any kind of trouble, the case will likely not get picked up by the DA but if I received a letter then I should bring it to the lawyer. Since that day, I have been praying and asking God to deliver my son from this situation. In the scriptures of:Psalms 107:6
Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses;
“And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
I made a promise to God that I will fast every Friday from not eating meat for a year and that I will testify to God’s Love of Mercy and Grace as well as my faith in God. So here I am, 1 ½ years later, I want the world to know that GOD’s Love is unconditional and that through faith anything and everything is possible. In the scriptures of Mark 9:23 tells us,
“And Jesus said to him, ‘‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes”
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”
“For nothing will be impossible with God.”