I was reading this blog the other day, its a good reminder how blatant human trafficking or sexual slavery can be in other parts of the world. Eastern Europe, is, sadly infamous for human trafficking:
Of course, as he notes, obviously some women choose to go into prostitution willingly. Yet, many don’t, which is heart breaking. At the end of 1 Corinthians 6, the Bible says sexual acts with a prositute make you “one” with her. I don’t think we want to imagine how many people a sex-slave “becomes one with” without a choice. So not only are there physical effects, but there are emotional and spiritual bondages that sex slaves endure. Now, to make this worse, many of those forced into prostitution are children. Its easy for us to choose not to help free someone from oppression, simply because we are comfortable. Maybe we should think twice about that. The Bible doesn’t teach us to be activists, but we are challenged to love others, second in importance to loving God. Here is a small oppurtunity to love someone else this week, even if these children seem just like numbers to us………..
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