Rescue (corrected)

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An open letter to survivors of domestic s.e.x trafficking, who are being restored to Light and Life at centers like Wings of Refuge:

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Dear brave Sisters,

I don’t know your names, and you don’t know mine, but that’s ok. I have heard about your courage and the hard work you’re doing in your journey toward healing. Please, don’t quit. Stay on the path even when things get rough.

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Verses in the first chapter of Colossians  (9-14) express some of what I wanted to say. I paraphrased and elaborated:

Since the day I heard about you, I have been praying for you and asking God to fill you up to the brim with understanding of His will for you.

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I pray for wisdom, too, so that you will know how to live your life, how to make good decisions about your future.

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I pray that you will be like a beautiful tree in a garden, bearing fruit and growing stronger and taller each day.

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When the road get rough, I pray the Lord will give you endurance and patience. Then one day you’ll be walking down the path and realize joy is there, walking with you.

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The Lord has rescued you (and me–all of us, really) from the domain of darkness so that now you can live in the kingdom of Light.

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That kingdom belongs to God’s Son (the Son He loves), and we get to be part of it because we have forgiveness in His Son, Jesus.

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The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26   NIV

I pray this blessing for you, one of Light and Love and Peace. Amen.

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My sincere apologies to those of you who received a draft version of today’s post again. I am so embarrassed!

Thanks to Barb Briggs for sharing her photos of crocus and the crown of thorns.

Posted on July 13, 2015, in Devotional and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I’ll add my prayers to yours…that our God will bring beauty from ashes!

  2. Hi Constance, you visited me on my waiting/desert post, thank you! What a beautiful, breathtaking prayer you wrote here for those in need!

  3. Father, bless these women and deliver them from all the works of the enemy. I agree with Constance’s prayer. In Jesus name, amen.

  4. Thank’s for all your encouragement ! I like when you say : I pray that you will be like a beautiful tree in a garden, bearing fruit and growing stronger and taller each day.I want to be like this three ! Have a good, quiet and hopeful day

    • Thanks for your kind comment, Christiane! I was wondering how do I become like that beautiful tree? Then I remembered Psalm 1:3 “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season.” Jesus is the living water, so I need to be near him, drawing my life from Him.

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