"But my God is bigger than that. & He wants to set the captives free."
As I was sitting in a church and watching the horrors of sex trafficking flash on the screen, those where the last words I wanted to hear. In my sinful flesh, I wanted revenge. Taking the innocence away from women & children -- & making a profit off of it -- is something only a monster would do... Right? I mean, traffickers are filthy & anything but worthy of His love...not to mention the men who pay to have sex with six year olds.
Then I heard a whisper, are you anything worthy of My love?
I'm so quick to judge & condemn... But I often forget, these men are enslaved too. They are caught by the lawless one & are being used by him in this dominion of darkness. & as the man on the screen -- who had been a trafficker for eleven years -- shared his testimony of how the Lord captured his heart & changed his life, I didn't know what to think. It's as though I forgot that Jesus died for the unrighteous, the rebellious, the disobedient, the arrogant, & the sinful... I being chief among them.
Oh, that He would break my heart for the lost & hurting... no matter who they might be. Because He is bigger than their situation. & He is worthy of their praise.