Freedom is one of those rights that we know deep down is meant to be everyone's experience ... yet we know that for many, including each of us if we're honest enough, it's not. There are more slaves today than every before in human history .... yes, in our civilized world today, more people are in bondage, slavery, and are being used for myriad reasons. Sex slavery, cheap labour, child soldiers, forceful cotton harvesting ... these are just a few.
What would you do to get out of slavery if you were in?
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” - Nelson Mandela
Those words cut to the core of the depth of pain and anguish a mother must feel for her children being sold to brothels in Cambodia so the family can eat ... those words pierce like a knife for the father longing to see his wife and children from a prison in China, there because he believes in a God that is illegal ... those words evoke tears just thinking about the millions enslaved today
In a quiet moment of your day today, please say a prayer for those in slavery today! And thank God that you are free ... how will you use that freedom?