Standing Up For Nine Year Olds
“In Germany, they first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist; then they they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me—and by that time no one was left to speak up.” Martin Niemoller
Many of us are familiar with Pastor Niemoller’s famous quote, but I think it is as timely in today’s world as it was when it was published in 1947. Niemoller was imprisoned in the Sachenhausen and Dachau for being outspoken against Nazism.
He speaks from heart knowledge as well as history. He warns mankind to show a sense of responsibility to their fellowman and not forget our past life lessons. We have so many injustices in our world this day. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. I ask myself, what can I do? I am only one. Who will listen to me?
I read of ISIS taking nine-year-old girls to abuse and use for their pleasure.
“You can walk into any mall and buy a pair of NIKE running shoes for what they are buying a Christian or Yezidi girl from 1-9 years of age — $172 dollars. And she’s yours. For whatever you want, for as long as you want, to make do whatever you want. Sit with that. Yeah, we’re all done living in a world where a pair of shoes can last longer, have more worth, be treated with more value, than a fondled, raped and discarded 9 year-old-girl."
The United Nations reports this week that at least one young girl’s been “married” over 20 times —" and forced at the end of each violation to undergo surgery to “restore” her virginity.
So it could be ripped open and destroyed by the next highest bidder.” http://www.aholyexperience.com/2015/05/into-iraq-2-what-the-news-isnt-telling-you-why-we-cant-afford-to-pretend-its-not-happening-sozans-impossible-choice-and-our-very-possible-one/
If you take time to read this entire article, you may too feel a need to have a louder voice for nine-year-olds. I have a nine-year-old granddaughter. I cannot imagine her having to endure what these children suffer each day. Please take time to read this article, to pray, to decide what each of us could do to stand up for these children. Can you imagine our world without nine year olds?