One of my favorite parables told by Jesus in Luke 15 is the shepherd who leaves his ninety-nine sheep in search of one. It reflects His heart and character that He believes that one person is worth it. It reflects that each life is precious and valuable. To me it speaks the message that when there are more people entrapped in slavery now than ever in history, and it can be daunting to think about helping as many as you can, to focus on one at a time is a far greater encouragement. We can all become weary and burned out, but when we carry the attitude that even just one is worth it because one is too many it can change everything. Some food for thought:
*God would likely have spared Sodom and Gomorrah for one (Genesis 18).
*The shepherd leaves the ninety-nine for the one (Luke 15).
*Jesus would have died for one.
Can you imagine how many more lives would have been lost during the Nazi resistance, if people didn’t find it important to smuggle “just one more” out of the Nazi clutches? Never think that one treasured life isn’t worth it.
As I prepare for outreaches this summer I know that even if one life is saved then it is all worth it. If only one girl receives lifesaving information, then it is all worth it. Because one person enslaved is too many. You too can do something for just one.
Ways that you can fight human trafficking in your area:
*Support local task forces, join a coalition or group that is fighting trafficking
*Support organizations that are fighting trafficking, rescuing and aiding victims
*Volunteer at awareness events, fundraisers, etc.
*Educate yourself and spread awareness
You can make a tax deductible donation to help fund For Such a Time Ministries summer outreaches here.