Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. A day that is set up to open the eyes of our country to the travesty of current day slavery. It is sad that, in this world there are over 27 million people caught in this mess. We need to step up together to make the change and end this horrible activity.
One of the ways we can end this is by installing purpose and potential in the lives of young people. When young people see and feel that they are worth something, it could change their worldview and outlook for their future. Adults have a role to play in this process. We must be vigilant in the task of lifting up the hopes and dreams of the young men and women we encounter, so they know they have potential to do great things; so they see past their present circumstances
In Mark 9:42 we find Jesus speaking to His followers while little children were near and he shares “whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.” These sound like harsh words, but when I think of human trafficking, I agree.
When we rob children of their God given potential or we make them feel like they have no value we are causing them to stumble. When they don’t see or understand that they are made in God’s image and we have never tried to instill that in them, I submit we have caused them to stumble. We are to be examples of love, kindness, and edification for these young lives. We must stand up against anything that is trying to destroy the connection between God and his children. If we choose to ignore this role, then I hope we like swimming.
How can we be active:
•be a mentor
•love your children and don’t degrade them
•get them involved in uplifting activities such as youth sports, youth groups, etc.
•check out information on trafficking and get educated to spread the word (www.enditmovement.com)
Let’s do this! Let’s change, enhance, and/or encourage young people in this world and work to get the enemy’s grip off of our kids. Will you fight? I know I will.
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