Often in my thoughts and prayers are the girls and the women who are trafficking victims and prostitutes. My thoughts are haunted by the blank depths that I’ve found in the eyes of those I have crossed paths with. Their eyes are a black hole – as if no life is behind them. The longer they live the life (if you can call it that) they do, the more they withdraw everything of who they are within, becoming more and more distant. Survival is the goal, but even then there are so many days death seems better.
Broken. Weary. Violated. Trapped.
And these are somebody’s daughters!
Perhaps they once knew a loving family and had friends or a pet? Maybe they had a job or went to school? Maybe they had a hard life and then it hit even harder. Promises broken. Dreams shattered. Life as they knew it – Gone. Branded. Sold. Taken advantage of. Yet, she’s somebody’s daughter.
Take a moment to consider this:
The average age for entry into prostitution or sexual exploitation is 12 years old. TWELVE. Do you have a daughter, niece, sister, or friend this age? Can you imagine if they were a victim? It is estimated that 2 children are taken every minute for the purpose of exploitation. In the time it has taken you to read this post, 3-5 children have been trafficked. For every hour that you have been on the computer today 120 children have been sexually exploited.
What can you do to make your time count for these daughters. They are precious.
Please lift them up in prayer today.