Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Love Protects, Love Defends, Love Restores, Love Empowers

I want to emphasize an organization that Amy posted about earlier called Love146. It's an organization that's committed to bringing an end to child sex slavery. Their website is loaded with ways to be apart of the solution to ending slavery. I love the button that says "Be an abolitionist." That's what we are ladies, abolitionists!
There's so much I could say about this website, but I will leave it to you to discover it for yourself. Really though please check it out. There's also a link to their blog that is also interesting and helpful.
One of the co-founders of Love146 is a singer/songwriter and front man for the band Ten Shekel Shirt. This is one of the songs from their CD "Jubilee."
Daylight
I feel your presence Lord
Like the daylight upon me
I give you my best praise
In the safety of this place
But there's so much more
There's so much more...
My hands are lifted high
I sing of love so deep and wide
I search for timeless truth
With words I say I love you
But there's so much more
There's so much more...
Who will answer to the cries
Of the oppressed and the terrified
Who will stand up for the weak
The helpless and the suffering
I won't turn a blind eye, walk the other side
While slaves make our shoes
And our wedding rings too
While children are bought, their innocence sold
How long will we wait for you to take us away
Until we see You, You wait for us too
In the broken and the poor, in the sick and the abused
We long for your move. Well, You long for ours too.
There's no other plan that You've introduced
We've got to come through
We've got to come through
There is so much more we all have to do.

2 comments:

marisabutterworth said...

Thanks Ashley!!

danapaintsorange said...

Seattle Times article: Author survived sex trade, lives to rescue others

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2008181616_innocence16.html