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Weep for the Children

Weep for the Children

Shocked! Horrified! It was not quite believable. Guess I am not jaded enough yet! There was an article I read this morning in the Mission Network News that talked about "child trafficking in the sex slave trade". I thought I would be reading about Africa or a third world country. Imagine my shock and horror when I realized it was talking about  the child sex slave trade in the USA. There are, according to the article, between 100,000 and 300,000 children enslaved in the US and raped for profit each year. Quote:
Not only is the degradation climbing higher in sheer numbers, but the ages of victims seem to be getting lower by the year. "We're definitely seeing an evolution in the United States not only in terms of the raw numbers, but also in terms of the appetite for young flesh," says Moore. "It's very disturbing."
York Moore with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship says, "We're all seeing the evolution here in the United States. Ten years ago, when we talked about human trafficking, we were primarily talking about a phenomena that existed outside of the United States.

 "The average age of entry into child prostitution in both Phoenix and across the U.S. was 13 years old, and that's according to the Department of Justice statistics. Pat McCalla, founder of a ministry to sexually enslaved minors known as "Streetlight" in Phoenix, Arizona says the problem in the U.S. has grown to "anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 underage women being trafficked every year."

We look at our nation and stories like this demonstrate how low we have fallen. This country was founded as a Christian nation and based on godly principles. I grew up in the '50's which seems to be the last of the years of innocence. Do you remember those times? If you are too young to remember, then know that it was an age of honoring  parents, and respecting teachers, and those in authority. Many of our moms stayed at home to raise the kids and be a wife to their husbands and were very fulfilled in that job.  Most of us were raised to honor God. We had little fear.

So how have we come to this point? How do we cherish our children and protect them? How can we help return this nation to a "God fearing" nation that honors and seeks relationship with the Almighty? In this stage of development, the only answer is God. He alone can turn our nation around. He even promises in His Word:  II Chronicles 7:14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
So we have our answer. We need to repent and pray. How old fashioned that sounds,"repent". Have we  gotten too prideful to repent and acknowledge that we have sinned and need forgiveness?      I challenge you to meditate and think on this.


5 Comments to Weep for the Children:

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seemary on Thursday, March 24, 2011 4:57 PM
agree
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Elaine on Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:24 PM
This is alarming stuff! Prayers are needed
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Mary on Thursday, March 24, 2011 8:07 PM
You are so right Elaine! This travesty is so evil and expanded. How but through the power of prayer can this be stopped!


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Mary on Monday, January 12, 2015 11:27 AM
Thanks for coming by! I appreciate your comments. This problem is so sickening, that nothing but a mighty God can fight the satanic evil involved. Our part is prayer, for prayer is inviting God to bring His heavenly power into the situation! This is hw we fight evil!

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