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Fatherless Means Protectorless and Providerless

“The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.”

— Psalm 146:9

Why does this verse apply in a significant way to sex trafficking? Many victims of sex trafficking become aliens in a foreign land, unable to speak the language and vulnerable to the lies of the only other person they know in their new country, their pimp or brothel keeper. Among those documented have been Burmese girls in Thailand, Mexican girls in the U.S., Russian girls in Isreal, Nepali girls in India and the list is goes on. But, these girls are being watched over by their Creator, Psalm 146 tells us so.

But, they are not just aliens, they are also fatherless. Sure, these girls most likely have a father somewhere. But, he is no true father, one who protects against abusers, one who provides for physical needs. In some cultures, money from the prostitution will actually be sent back to the “family”. Their “fathers” will actually profit from the sell of their daughters’ bodies. But, again these girls have a sustainer, He is the Lord.

The most vulnerable in our world get special treatment from God. Plain and simple. And when regular people start trying to help these girls in the name of God, they find doors open supernaturally. Just ask my friends at The International Justice Mission. www.ijm.org



About K.R. Dial

Christian. Justice Advocate and Writer.


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