Monday, November 10, 2008

And so the world turns...

How much will the financial crises sweeping its way around the globe help human traffickers? This is a question that has been on my mind almost constantly since "recession," "economic collapse," "stock market fell today," "consumer fears," "budget cuts" and other terms offering a window into just how tough things are started being fed to us by the media. People begin to determine what is and isn't important usually by how it directly affects them and their family.

One of the ways we start to see the crisis creep into those things that are of global importance but get pushed aside because of more immediate and pressing "needs" can be seen in this article:

How I pray they can "find" the funding to re-start this unit. We need as many people as possible battling this horror.

On the positive side, I found this article out of England as well:

We are not the only country struggling both with economic woes and human trafficking. We are also not the only people completely disgusted by human trafficking and what it does to our fellow human beings. For all that is ringing out around us sounding the "woe is us" bell, there is hope and there is dignity and there is a sense of right and wrong.

This is, I remind myself, God's work and He will take care of it - from finances to safety to burn out to bodies to do the work. We are in this together with Him and I pray that I never forget that, no matter how grim the news gets.

Proverbs 31:8-9

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