Today, our church did our annual “U COUNT Campaign Spotlight,” an opportunity to focus on human trafficking. We heard a short sermon from our pastor, then we were told about all that U COUNT has accomplished in the past 13 years. This year’s theme was, “Let There Be Light.”
Light. Warmth, guiding our way through dangerous darkness.
Light. Scary, uncovering the hidden things we would rather keep in the dark.
Light. Comforting, like a blanket around a cold and lonely stranger.
This is Light. And amidst the celebration happening that fateful night (spoken of in John 8, I believe, correct me if I am wrong), Jesus rose up, and spoke aloud: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” He spoke it knowing that it would ultimately enrage the pharisees, and that He would be nailed to a cross; yet, there He was, proclaiming that He alone was the light that this dark world needed.
And so, today, as we take a look into the darkest of places– those caught in Boko Haram captivity, brothels, sweathouses, drug and human trafficking rings– we remember that Jesus stepped out of heaven and into this darkness, to give us Hope and Salvation.
What’s even more, we can cling to who Jesus is in our darkest moments: the light bringer, the Hope proclaimer, the One and Only Savior. And for all this, I am thankful. ❤
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Jesus came into this world to save us from ourselves. Learn more about our need for Him, here.
Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…
- Those stuck in human trafficking: in sexual slavery, as house slaves, and as people in sweatshops. May they be freed and healed in Jesus’ Name.
- Those who sit in darkness. That they would truly know Jesus, and would be brought into the light.
- Those who propagate darkness– Boko Haram, pimps, slave/taskmasters, etc. That their hearts would be changed by the Gospel forever.
Thank you for all your prayers!!!