"What a miracle"While I am very happy that these 3 women
were found alive and well, isn't it really more of a "miracle" that
these men were able to get away with this for 10 years?We use the
term miracle far too often
In her interview with Jennifer Stagg, Elizabeth said there will always be people
who say 'there's the girl that was kidnapped.' But one thing
happened that's more positive than that view: Because we followed
Elizabeth's story so closely, she became as one of our own children in many
Utah, and I suppose, American, families. We watched her grow through this
horrific trial into an accomplished young woman of tremendous faith and
fortitude.Though she won't always be able to sense the true
feelings of those who say "there goes that girl", hopefully she knows
that inwardly many are feeling admiration for her. I've passed her a couple
of times on BYU Campus, and pointed her out to those in my company--always with
a wonderment and admiration that she, as a college student, was pursuing a
degree like any normal college student would.Good luck, Elizabeth,
on your Master's, marriage, and your Foundation. We admire your continued
efforts to help others and hope at some time you may help the current women in
the news. They're similar ages and abducted about the same time, so
you'll make a good resource for them.
Utah is now associated more with Elizabeth Smart than Mormons!! She should run
for governor, and then maybe POTUS! Enough already! Please!
@ KougerWhat??So you think that a story about child abduction
that got away shouldn't be followed up on by talking to one of the few
women out there to go through it?
Being found 10 years after their abduction is a "miracle?" If you
believe God intervened, why was it not done to prevent their abduction or their
being found shortly after? To call this a miracle makes God delinquent and
incompetent. They missed ten years of their most precious time in life - their
nonceleb: Yes, it is a miracle that they are alive and have been found!
Eighty-five percent of kidnapped victims are murdered. Nobody stated that God
intervened - those are your words. If you bothered to read Elisabeth's
words, she took the words of wisdom her mother gave her about not letting the
kidnapper have one more minute of her life; which is why she can now call
herself and her life "blessed". It will also be another miracle if
these three girls can do the same! Praise God.
Nonceleb's comments are only typical of those who, throughout the ages have
not understood the purpose of life and the principle of agency. If God were to
intervene in every instance, we would be robbed of valuable experiences that
mortality offers us. Horrific as it's beginning, who can deny that
Elizabeth's experience has not made her a stronger individual? Further,
this and similar experiences, in an eternal sense, advances God's purposes.
Truth will prevail!