For Each One

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My “Take me home Tuesday” is a bit different today.

I read an article through the BBC yesterday.

It touched me.

It broke my heart.

There are young children in Uganda being kidnapped by local witch doctors for the purpose of child sacrifice.

This is not just some barbaric ancient “custom”.  It is happening right now. In 2011.

Because, evil is real and it walks among us.

The body parts and blood of children are thought to bring prosperity…..and to some, human life always has a price.

God has something to say about those that would harm a child.

“But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”   Matthew 18: 6,  Mark 9:42,   Luke 17:2

This world we live in is broken, one doesn’t have to look very far to realize that.

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”    Romans 5:8  NIV

Christ took our place.

He shed His own blood for our souls.

Because HE believes human life is valuable,

each one of us is…….

priceless.

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “For Each One

  1. This makes me sick beyond belief. Unfortunately, the abuse of children is far more prevalent than I had realized. My eyes have been opened lately to just how bad our world has become. So many reasons to stay on our knees in prayer for this world.

  2. Dawn, Thank you for sharing this information, although it is tragic and shameful that people in this world can be persuaded to behave with such inconceivable, sickening, amoral disregard for human life. Unfortunately child sacrifices are not new. When Ahab was king of Israel, they built up high places of Topheth in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom for child sacrifices. They performed these sacrifices in a place called Topheth. The word topheth was the Jewish word for drum. They would beat on the topheths while they were sacrificing the children to drown out their cries and screams. You can find some of this story in Jeremiah 7:30-34. The Lord changed the name of the place to the Valley of Slaughter because of these horrible child sacrifices.

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