Since time began there has been a battle of good vs. evil. From ancient human sacrifices, barbarism, slavery, death camps, the Cambodian killing fields, abortion, and now child and human trafficking, among countless others, they all have one common denominator — the complete disregard for the sanctity of human life. How low can the human race fall?
It’s as if a huge tsunami is about to overcome us, with waters quickly receding while 100-foot walls of water come barreling down. Evil seems to confront us at every turn. More crime, more murders, more desperation. Can it be stopped?
Perhaps I am on my soapbox today after my recent viewing of a long-awaited film about the pervasive problem of child trafficking. It’s based on the true-life works of Tim Ballard, a former Homeland Security agent. Child trafficking accounts for 27% of all human trafficking worldwide, and human trafficking accounts for 20.9 million people every year being trafficked into forced labor, sex trades, you name it. Don’t think for a minute that the U.S. isn’t involved. Children are abducted right off the streets as well as public events. Human trafficking is the largest “business” in the world.
A lot of people don’t want to hear or discuss these topics – it’s beyond comprehension. They tell me it’s not a problem in this country, so why worry about what happens “over there.” Well, it does happen “here” as well as “there” … all the time. Innocence being destroyed however and wherever it occurs is evil and must be stopped.
A well-known quote commonly attributed to Edmund Burke states, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” So this is what I tell people:
- Do your own research (see films, documentaries such as “Operation Toussaint,” and gather any other facts from well-documented sources);
- Support organizations that actually fight against trafficking and save lives (one of which is Operation Underground Railroad; there are many others);
- Demand from your local, state, and federal representatives that we take a stand against trafficking; and, more importantly, HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!
- Share with your friends the information you learn;
- Most important — TAKE ACTION!
Scripture says (2 Chronicles 7:14): “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Now it’s for you to decide … what will you do?Debby Efurd is co-founder of Cary John Efurd Ministries. Learn more about the ministry by liking our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CJEMinistries) and downloading our FREE mobile app (get.theapp.co) from App Store or Google Play. Once downloaded, allow notifications to keep you up to date on what’s happening in Cary John Efurd Ministries. Debby can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to comment at debbyefurd.com.