Thoughts from Ecumenical Women Orientation
Author: Lisa McDonald, Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
In response to hearing about human trafficking one women shared with me how a group of women from her church go to the streets and minister the gospel of Christ to those caught up in prostitution. She shared how a simple special bag of feminine products literally had a young women to come off the prostitution stage just to make sure she had her own care package WOW! Loving the lost in simple ways is key! People need to see and feel the concrete love and care of Jesus, they need the GOSPEL.
Unfortunately we heard about a child marriage practice of a 13 year old to a grown man that died 4 days after her injuries – just breaks your heart- such evil. Sexual child abuse legitimized as marriage. Our response at the meeting: who is marrying children to men? We must work to end this atrocity!
As we sang songs ” It all belongs to you Lord”, I couldn’t help but to be horrified and wondered how can we make the words of Jesus come alive that says …. occupy until I come? Luke 19:13.
A prayer: Lord let this be the year that the people of God everywhere come together and share the gospel of Jesus Christ , bringing light to darkness. We are His hands, His feet – use us to transform lives and rescue those in danger and those suffering and pleading to be helped. In Jesus name. Amen.