Friday, March 21, 2008

This just never goes away

I was reading my paper and drinking my morning coffee when I came across this headline. It seems the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit has broken up a child prostitution ring in metro Detroit. With all of the attention that the Governor Spitzer affair generated, and the millions of dollars in dubious job offers pending for the 22 year-old prostitute that was attending to the Governor's needs, I'm concerned that young girls may see this as a means to fame and fortune. Sadly, it usually ends in addiction and death.

This weekend, as we attend Good Friday and Easter services, pray for these young ladies and young men, who are lured or forced into prostitution. They need a redeemer so badly. They need Christus Victor to come and set them free from the bondage they are in. They need to know that He has broken the power of sin and death for them. And they need to know that they have worth outside of what they can do with their bodies. This isn't overseas. It's in the suburbs of Detroit. It happens in nice neighborhoods as well as the inner city. And it is a horrible stain on our society. Pray that the strongholds can be torn down and the captives will be set free. That is what Easter is about. Setting the captives free to live in harmony with God.

P.S. Keep your eyes peeled for kids who might be vulnerable to this. This site has some good information on the topic

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