Purge the Evil

I never let my kids play outside unless I could go out with them because of what happened to Johnny Gosch. He was kidnapped while delivering the Des Moines Register in 1982. Two years later Eugene Martin disappeared; four years after that Marc Allen was taken.

Johnny’s mom, Noreen Gosch, crusades against human trafficking. Both Eugene Martin’s parents died without ever knowing what happened to him.  All three boys were 13 when they were last seen.

I read of a 13-year-old girl who was arrested for prostitution. Her pimp made some money; the “John” was sent home; and she spent her 14th birthday behind bars. Those two men should have been incarcerated.

In the time of Moses, both parties were punished.

Deuteronomy 22:22, “If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.” ESV

A 13-year-old is not woman. Children should not be punished when they are the victim.

Dear Lord,

I pray Psalms 14:7 and Luke 4:18 over those trapped in human trafficking. I pray 2 Timothy 2:26, that the pimps will come to their senses and you will break the spirit of porn and human trafficking.