The following is an email newsletter from Shared Hope International, and I wanted to share it here because it’s such a great reminder of how God carries out justice through His people . . .
His eyes stealthily watch for the [young and] helpless; he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket; he lurks that he may seize [her]; . . . he draws [her] into his net. The helpless are crushed, sink down . . . He says in his heart, “God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it.”
These words from Psalm 10, slightly paraphrased, speak so clearly about those who lure and trap our girls, and those who want to use them. The imagery is of vicious attack, and tearing apart. Indeed children who have been so callously used for commercial sex are torn apart emotionally, spiritually, and often physically. The imagery is also of seduction, drawing her artfully into a net that will spring around her, and bind her, and crush her.
Her trafficker and her many buyers . . . they believe that God has forgotten, that he won’t take notice. They couldn’t be more mistaken!
[God] will strengthen the heart of the afflicted . . . will do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
God has called us – all of us – to take notice too! He has given us the great privilege of living at this pivotal time in history, when we can be part of bringing justice to the helpless and crushed.
Black History month was another reminder for me that every generation has its own unique opportunity to fight for justice for the oppressed. This one is ours! I want to be part of it, don’t you?
Founder and President of Shared Hope International
I love Psalm 10 – the way it really does relate to the issue of human trafficking and the hope and encouragement it gives that God does hear the cry of the afflicted and will bring them justice. Check out my other post about Psalm 10 to read the whole Psalm.