UPDATE: The search team has found the remains of children in the area. Here is a link to the post. Please continue to pray and speak out. Human trafficking is a VERY real and present epidemic in our country. The victims are often children as young as two years old. The body of Christ must be willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus and help however He may ask of us.
THIS IS NOT A TYPICAL #ALIFEOFSIMPLEJOYS POST.
I don’t know about you, but news articles about children being hurt or abused punch me in the gut. I cannot bear the thought of an innocent child suffering.
But suffering, too often, occurs. And even worse is when it is at the hands of an adult who should be protecting them.
This post will be short. This post has no joy attached to it because what I have seen is dark. The only way joy will become a part of this story is if there is justice.
Please, friends, go to #operationbackyardbrawl and brace yourselves for what you will see. The videos (and language) are graphic. Share all over social media. Force the powers-that-be to pay attention and fight for these little ones. The voices of those trying to help are being squelched, videos that expose the atrocities are being removed. And, to be honest, most of us are more likely to like and share a picture of our friend’s new baby or latest new recipe than posts like this. Our society is numb. We just don’t want to think about it, much less confront it. But you and I both know the power of an army of mamas who refuse to back down from a fight for the lives of their children. We must fight…on our knees.
Do you believe prayer works? Do you believe God listens and answers the cries of his people? I’ll admit, there are many times it has felt like my prayers are bouncing off the ceiling. And Satan would love to keep it that way. He wants to render us ineffective, distracted, and focused inward.
The enemy is real. The level of evil that is permeating the dark places in society is beyond anything I could ever imagine. Watch the videos. Listen to the horrific descriptions of what these little ones have been forced to endure.
We must pray for these children. There may not be much we can do for them physically at this point but we can wage war in the name of Jesus in the spiritual realm. Let the mama bears rise up and refuse to be silenced! The children…our children…deserve nothing less.
It will take the power of God to stop this. And stop it, He will. One day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. Until then, God has set us, His daughters, here at the watchtower.
Then search #operationbackyardbrawl.
PRAY like you have never prayed before.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus.