Tuesday, August 9, 2011


In her book "Captured!", Caroline Payne Miller tells about being captured by the North Vietnamese Liberation Army in 1975. While seeking refuge at a U.S. government compound, Miller prays that if she and her husband are killed, God would take their daughter, Luanne, "to Himself" rather than have her grow up in a Communist, atheist country.

I wonder if Miller was right to pray this. On the surface it sounds good since if Luanne were raised in some Vietnamese orphanage, she would have been taught their was no God, the same way all children in Communist countries are taught.

On the other hand, even though Luanne was only five years old, couldn't God have reminded her of the things about Him Luanne learned from her parents when she grew up?

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