We woke up a little late this morning. During the hurried rush to get everyone out the door at a reasonable time, I packed lunches; we prayed; and I kissed and hugged my daughters goodbye.
I will see them at 3:00pm when the last bell rings for their day of school.
But what if they didn't come home today?
What if in a split second of time one of them was taken?
Every mother's nightmare.
Every loving father's fear.
To know that your little princess is gone.
But these days a greater fear lurks in a parent's heart.
It adds another question mark. It's not just ~
But taken ? Why?
We live in our little suburban bubbles.
Drive our SUVs to our sports games. We go to PTA meetings and pay our mortgages.
We are safe in our little bubble.
Across the ocean a half a world away in an African village, a mother kisses her 9 year old daughter as she sends her to the village market for a chicken. She doesn't know that is the last kiss she will ever give her.
As the little girl skips happily with a coin in her pocket, her innocent world collides with evil lust.
She is taken.
Not just a suburban kidnapping - which is horrific in its own right.
The answer to that question is the evil that has been unraveling the moral fabric of every society since the days of Noah and before.
The sex slave trade.
What if YOUR daughter never returned home?
But what if YOUR daughter was taken to never return because she was TAKEN for the purpose of
What would YOU do?
But now the question is~ What WILL you do? What CAN you do?
You still have your daughter to kiss every night, to hold, to share your dreams with.
You will tuck her in bed tonight and kiss her forehead and fill her dreams with all the possibilities her future holds. Dreams off comfort, safety, and
We live in our bubble.
What WILL you do?
What CAN you do?
You can pray.
You can think outside your bubble.
You can support organizations that fight Human Trafficking.
You can make yourself aware that this evil atrocity does exist.
We can't just hide from evil because it doesn't affect us.
Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. The total annual revenue is estimated to be between 5 and 9 BILLION dollars. The United Nations estimates that nearly 2.5 MILLION people from 127 different countries are being trafficked around the world.
I still believe in the power of Prayer to the Almighty God of heaven and earth who created us in His image.
I believe in the power of DOING good.
Isaiah 61:8 says, "For the LORD love justice; I hate robbery and wrong; I will fiathfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them."
Psalm 68:5 (He is ) "Father of the fatherless and protector of widows..."