Are you aware that there are approximately 27-36 million slaves in the world today? That is 27-36 million lives controlled and exploited every day.
Raped. Over and over again. All day, All night.
My heart breaks for these slaves, victims, of such a horrendous injustice.
When I first learned about this injustice of human trafficking my heart kept breaking and praying for these victims but it was not until about a year ago that my heart started breaking and praying for the other slaves.
I wonder how many other slaves are in the world today. These would be the lives that are slaves to sin. The pimps the johns. The lives that have let evil reign in their hearts and choose to violate and exploit innocent lives every day.
The truth is, our battle is not against these slaves to sin (Ephesians 6:12). Sometimes I am tempted to see these slaves to sin for what they do instead of seeing them for who God created them to be. Their actions are inexcusable. God will deal with them in His perfect way in His perfect time. It is my job to love these lives just as God Himself loves these lives. I have learned that when it seems impossible to love someone, you can love them by praying for them.
In 2015 I am challenging myself to not forget about these other slaves as I pray. I challenge you as well to pray for these lives caught in the grasp of sin. As God continues to set them free, it is my hope that one year there will be fewer and fewer slaves to sin and more slaves to Christ. I will keep on praying until 27-36 million becomes ZERO.