At this typing the Super Bowl is nearly done. Perhaps the commercials have rivaled the game. I understand this year’s Half Time Show was considerably tamer than Janet Jackson of years passed and was it Beyoncé last year? I missed both of those. But I did see tonight’s. I’ll try to be wise and harmless here – made me sad and then I marveled at the Grace of GOD. His marvelous grace as He looks over planet earth and does not annihilate us. Oh what a gracious and slow to anger GOD He is!
The Budweiser commercials were indeed heart warming; just flat-out made you feel good. I suppose we should surmise from that if we drink their product it will make us feel good. And did you notice the caveat? This was my Facebook response to their plea to us.
Cleaning the dishes, hearing Budweiser advise their consumers to drink responsibly and I thought has it ever occurred to them to produce, promote and distribute a product that alters the senses so much that they would release a warning to not imbibe too much all the while wanting to sell more and more so they make more money is the height of hypocrisy and irresponsibility.
So where am I going with all this? I’m not sure. Perhaps I’m just soap boxing this evening. And perhaps I am marveling at how corrupt we humans are and GOD keeps on loving us and keeps on giving us opportunities to change our minds and allow Him to change our lives for the better.
And behind the scenes of the Super Bowl was the Sex Trafficking. I do not have words that could even come close to delving low enough to depict the depravity, the perversion, the heinousness of the souls of those who operate and support this abominable business. Here is an excerpt from an article; I hope you will use the link below and read the whole article:
Sex-trafficking has evolved into a lucrative business in the US and around the globe. The industry grosses $9.5 billion annually in the US, and an additional $32 billion worldwide. Trafficked women are constantly moved throughout the country so as to avoid drawing the attention of law enforcement officials.
Sadly, many of the women enslaved by the practice are children. Estimates project that there are between 100,000 and 150,000 underage sex workers currently active in the US. On the whole, these women do not enter into the profession willfully, but are lured and kidnapped by pimps and massive sex rings who enslave them in the practice. via The Ugly Truth Behind The Super Bowl And Sex Trafficking | Elite Daily
The good news is there are organizations out there doing everything they can to rescue as many of these children/women as they can. One such organization is Shared Hope International. I hope you will check them out. Another organization is Pearl Alliance an arm of Messenger International (John and Lisa Bevere) . Let us all pray and seek ABBA for His direction as to what He wants us to do personally. Perhaps it is only to become informed and pray. Perhaps it is more. Let HIM tell us and let us be faithful.
Perhaps there are more Organizations out there working to rescue women and children from this damnable industry; if you know of others and would like for me to post them here, please let me know.
For now let me wrap this up. The Super Bowl has been over now for a while and it’s sleep time. I am grateful for a comfortable home, clean sheets, and a loving husband. Others are not so fortunate.
Thinking of them on this 34th day of 2014,
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
ABBA, I am listening for Your Voice and watching for Your Leading. I pray I will not fail to obey You and I pray You will encourage and provide every resource needed for those out there on the front lines working with You to rescue those enslaved. I pray for others to come alongside and help. I pray You will move me to help however You choose. And I pray for our Readers here, that they will receive Your encouragement, Your comfort, Your love and the many gifts and provisions You have for them and, ABBA, in YESHUA’s Mighty Name there are some close at heart that I am asking You to heal and there are others, again close to heart, that are suffering and I pray for Your Way of relief for them. Thank You for hearing and thank You for answering.
And we in agreement say Amen.
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Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.