“Herod is going to search for the child to destroy Him.” Matthew 2:13
Many forces today are “searching for the child to destroy him”. The family is being attacked left and right, sometimes blatantly, but most of the time, it is very subtle. What happens when children are brought up by strangers because the parents are too busy, or they are working far away? What happens when children go to school and they are not allowed to pray or to be taught about God and His love? What happens when lawmakers work to make it easy to dissolve marriages because of their own failed marriages? What happens when because of poverty and criminal syndicates, because of the proliferation of pornography, women and children are sold into prostitution or kidnapped to be sex slaves?
“According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation. There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today....According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children.” (dosomething.org)
Just last month, 9 children from ages 2 to 9 years old, were rescued by the Intl. Justice Mission and local authorities in a remote island in Cebu. It was a relative who was offering the young children for online exploitation!
Throughout history the forces of evil march on to destroy God’s plan. Human sacrifice, abortion, sex trafficking, divorce, atheism, apathy, etc. What can we do, apart from pray? There are many things we can do, like writing our Congressmen, or supporting education for poor children, or finding ways to provide livelihood. What we should not do as a Christian is be indifferent and think we cannot do anything anyway, so why start?