Unfortunately, a title like that can grab your attention! And perhaps get you in trouble. 😉
January is human trafficking awareness month, and I’ve been able to attend a few informative meetings. At the Unite. Wear White event in Chattanooga, one speaker said “Here in the buckle of the Bible belt are 1000 churches. Where is the church in this fight against human trafficking?” I was disappointed that not one church display was in the exhibition hall of this event. Not one.
Maybe there were reasons for this, I know space was limited. But really?
I went to the “Not Today” film viewing, which shines light on the world of sex trafficking in rural India. Once a vulnerable child is taken by these pimps or other predators for the purpose of sex trafficking, the children are sometimes placed in “breaking rooms.” They may be placed in cages, and not given food or water. They may also be raped until their will is “broken.” At this point the pimp knows they will do as they are commanded. Psychologically speaking, the pimp has the victim under complete control.
Please don’t misunderstand me. One point made during this film showing, was what if the church was a ‘breaking room.’ What if the church, the body of Christ, said we will not be moved, we will not leave until we see an answer. I’m not saying to starve yourselves! But, don’t rest, don’t get complacent, don’t be satisfied until you see your answer! Our war is not with flesh and blood, but principalities and powers of darkness. Wrestle, fight wearing the armor of God, until you win. We will overcome, we are more than conquerors through Christ.
Let this be fire that is shut inside your bones (jeremiah 20:9)
Because every child matters!