I heard those words and a tear ran down my cheek. My heart broke inside as I listened to her talk intimately about human trafficking. Are there really more human slaves today than at any other point in history? This can’t be true! With all of the Christ followers on this planet, how could this happen on our watch? I sat there in complete shock…
This past week I got to hear quite a bit from Christine Caine (from Hillsong Church in Australia). No, she’s not a singer! Christine, however is a woman on a mission from God. She has such a powerful message and testimony. The question of “why didn’t you come here sooner” was asked by someone rescued from being a slave. She asked this about why didn’t God send Christine to rescue her sooner. Christine’s response: “God heard your cries, I am sorry it took me so long to respond!” Wow!
Edmund Burke said it best:
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
When I hear Christine speak, I am reminded of the song “Hosanna” (which ironically is a Hillsong song). There is a part in the song that really moves my spirit:
“Break my heart from what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
As I go from nothing to Eternity”
Do we really let our hearts break for the same things that break God’s heart? Do we really care about the lost, the brokenhearted, the poor, and the defenseless or are we just going through the motions? Are we too wrapped up in our own lives, too busy to notice?
I admit…I take far too many luxuries in America for granted and often I don’t even begin to realize how blessed I truly am. When I see ministries like Christine’s A21 Campaign saving women from human trafficking and Tom’s Shoes providing shoes all over the world to save lives, I am truly inspired. But being inspired isn’t enough! We can be moved, shed a tear or two, and go back to our “comfy” lives or we can take action! I am working on a few great ideas right now and if you know me well enough, you know I take action. I have some exciting things to share with you over the next several weeks…
If we truly are followers of Christ, and if you, like me, are a faith-based investor where should we be investing our time, talent, and treasures? I’d love to hear your thoughts!