A Colombian mother is reported to have prostituted 12 of her daughters, charging between $160 and $212 for the young girls’ virginity. The abuse was brought to the attention of authorities by a victim who gave birth at age 14.
Where was God in all this? Could He not have intervened? Such evil is staggering. Confronted by it, we cannot help but cry out.
God is not immune to our pain. Nor is He indifferent. He suffered for us on the cross, and continues to suffer with us. We are His children. Would you not suffer for yours? Surely, you feel their pain when a young wing is broken or a young dream falters.
This is a fallen world — home both to incalculable evil and amazing good. We get to choose sides. That privilege comes at great cost. But those choosing evil should make no mistake. God’s eye is on the sparrow…on all the defenseless little sparrows. And there will be a reckoning.
” ‘Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows‘ ” (Luke 12: 6-7).
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