Saturday, September 25, 2010
It was amazing! A very intimate setting, a very intimate time of worship. The concert was at a very large church in Birmingham, but not in the sanctuary. It was in the student center and I would guess there were about 200 people there. It was small and lovely.
I don't know how many of you know her music, but I love her heart-felt, soul-filled lyrics, and the beautiful piano & drums & sometimes even a cello send me to Heaven and back. She sings about Truth and life and love and pain and everything in between.
She is passionate about a modern-day tragedy: the trafficking of women and children.
Our eyes were opened to the reality of this slavery Friday night. Hearing story after story of real-life women and girls who are being deceived into this horrible nightmare, well it broke our hearts.
Ever pray that prayer "Lord, break our hearts for what breaks yours"?
The proceeds from the concert went to benefit this amazing ministry: 1040connections based in Chattanooga TN. They are doing a mighty work to STOP human trafficking, especially focusing on the borders of Nepal/India, but also in China and other countries.
And this morning my eyes were opened to the fact that human trafficking occurs right here on the home soil. Yes, it does.
What can we do?
Pray. Support. Go.
There is something we ALL can do.
I read verse after verse in God's Word about how much He loves justice. (Psalm 89:14) He is just. He will stomp the wicked. If He is passionate about the needy, poor, oppressed, widow, orphan.....we should be too. And His Word is pretty clear that He is all about the least of these.
"Lord what do you want us to do? What does obedience look like for our family?"
Do you know how many people have said to me, "Well, I think you've done enough! You've definitely got your rewards in Heaven since you adopted 4 special needs children. You don't need to worry about what else you could do!"
Seriously. People have told me that.
I pray to God that it will NEVER be enough for us. I pray that until He calls us Home that we are obedient, open, willing, ever-listening for His direction, 250% sold-out, ready to leave our nets and follow Him. We battle complacency everyday.
What does obedience look like for our family? What does it look like for YOURS?
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