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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We Traffic Ourselves (2)

As I sat reading the accounts of these young girls (and boys), I was really disgusted by the techniques used to break their spirits to get them to comply to whatever these people wanted them to do. They would threaten to kill their families or throw acid on their siblings. One girl was kept on a leash in a dog kennel for days at a time. The most powerful tool was a simple one. Mockery, putting them down, and undeserved ridicule.

When we treat people (friends, husbands, children) in this way, are we setting them up for something like this? They most likely won't end up being trafficked, but will they end up less than they were meant to be because of our insecurity and insensitivity? What are we setting our children up for? Our husbands? Are we participating on some level in this scheme of the enemy? I wonder if the sex trafficing is lower here because we so readily degrade ourselves and each other. If we submit to abuse sexually or otherwise of our own will, no one will need to abduct us. We're doing it at home.

As I was reading these heinous first hand accounts, I could hear the voice of God rise within my spirit and I started to weep. Now, I do not even want to write on here what I read, but imagine your worst case scenario. Meditate on it for a minute.

"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them,
you did it to Me.'
-Matthew 25:40

They are doing it to Him. We are doing it to Him. We are assaulting and ridiculing Christ. What will you do to stop it?

2 comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

I read a lot about trafficking. Unbelievably, the U.S. and some of our biggest allies are world leaders in the trafficking of young girls. My heart grieves. We have two daughters and we have made them aware of it for their own safety. I've also made others aware of it so, if nothing else, they can pray. And some have asked me, "Why did you give me this to read?" How do you answer that - they are not even moved by it.

You have a good blog.

Terribly Interesting said...

I know what you mean. I often wonder how people can be so apathetic to the deep suffering of others.

Thank you for the compliment. Blessings to you.