Saturday, July 23, 2016
Fighting for a Just Cause
The last verse of The Star Spangled Banner says "conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto: in God is our trust." I dislike confrontation, and much prefer peaceful coexistence. However, there are times when we must conquer others and their ideas.
Recently I have gained an interest in an organization called Operation Underground Railroad. They rescue children from horrible people who sell them for sex. It is one of the most vile crimes I can imagine. On the other hand, those who save the children are some of my biggest heroes.
This is a cause I believe to be just. This is a cause I can fight for. I know there's not much I can do, but I want to do what little I can. For me that means raising awareness and support for the jump teams that enter dangerous situations to rescue the children, as well as those who care for the children after they are rescued.
I also want to fight against pornography. Every person who is involved with this heinous crime started on their path toward darkness with pornography. Of course not everyone who views pornography will become a seller or buyer of children for sex, but it is nevertheless as much a gateway drug as alcohol and tobacco. Except that the draw of pornography may be even stronger than many drugs.
The world may have a lot of problems, but there are also many good things. And I at least am going to fight for them, trusting in almighty God to help me.