The thief takes from those that have more than them. The thief takes from those that he or she cannot morally compete with. There’s a deep emptiness inside of her and she fills this emptiness by taking from others that she believes don’t deserve better than her. She may steal because she feels like she was stolen herself from her family and she reenacts her feelings each time she takes something that has meaning to others.
She may steal your wedding pictures because her mother never had a proper marriage. It’s a piece of something that she wants later in her life.
She may steal your shoes, but she does it where she plays with your mind so you think that you’ve misplaced one. So she steals one shoe at a time until the next opportunity opens for her to complete the set and by then you’ve given up on finding the missing shoe.
Who is this child that takes the missing shoe? Is this child starving for attention?
Is she starving for a better life? Is she stealing because she’s traumatized from her early childhood? Or is she selfishly stealing to fulfill her own needs and desires because this is something that she was taught as a young child she saw how her mother and father survived?
They stole from those who had more than enough to fill their pockets.
What hope does this child have with the missing shoe?
Will she be the dog that returns back to her vomit or can she learn new moral values?
The adopted mother says they’ve been dealing with this issue since they got her. She shows no respect for their personal property and she takes from those that have more than her.
2 Peter 2:17 These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm.
She had no positive direction in her younger years and lacked discipline to learn right from wrong.
And unfortunately, some of these children return back to where they came from.
2 Peter 2:22 Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, a sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.
Jesus is saying if the thief accepts him he will provide for all of his or her needs. He even promises that they will have all they need to their fullness.
Revelation 3:3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.
If you are the one with the missing shoe I ask you to repent and ask for forgiveness. Jesus will forgive you! All you have to do is admit that I'm a sinner that needs a Savior and he will turn your life around.