Friday, October 14, 2011

Yearning For Justice

In 2011, human trafficking became the world’s biggest trade.

This is a problem internationally and within our own borders.

Though victims come from a variety of backgrounds, they are in a position of vulnerability.

Orphans are easy prey for traffickers.  No one is standing in the gap for them.

They estimate there are 27 million slaves worldwide.  More than there have ever been at any point in history.

Estimates say that at least half of those are children.

2 children are prepared for the sex trade every minute.


The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
   because the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
   he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
   and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
   to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
   the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
   the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:1-3

(Information taken from Tom Davis with Children’s Hope Chest)

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