I recently saw a photo of a young, Christian girl (maybe eight years old) who was being auctioned as a sex slave by a member of ISIS. Her face was red and puffy from crying. I cried too. Can. Not. Imagine.
This summer we have been bombarded with videos exposing Planned Parenthood harvesting baby organs (after they have been killed) and then selling them for profit. The worst to me was a researcher tearing apart a baby in a pie pan and exclaiming, “It’s another boy!” What have we come to?
Videos of refugee’s flooding into Europe inundation our televisions.
Once we have seen these images, they can’t be unseen. If you are following along in our Bible reading plan, you came to a Proverb today that says, “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to slaughter. If you say, ‘Behold, we did not know this,’ does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will He not repay man according to His work? (Proverbs 24:11-12)”
This is a call to action! Once we know about these atrocities we are obligated, as children of God, to do what we can to stop them. This is our time! Becoming overwhelmed by the evil in the world, and becoming paralyzed by the sheer magnitude of it, will get us nowhere. The Bible tells us, “Do not become overwhelmed by evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21)”. It is our responsibility to look around us and see what is within our power to change. Who knows, but that we have come to this exact life, for such a time as this?