Dolls and Dollhouses
God is angry with the wicked every day. (Psalm 7:11)

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was play with my dolls. I still remember sitting with my dolls around me, talking to them, changing their outfits, and combing their hair. My grandmother was an excellent seamstress and often when she made a new dress for me, she would take extra fabric and make an identical dress for one of my dolls. It was a world unto itself when I was playing with them, and making up their daily activities in their dollhouse. When I was an adult, my parents still commented about how happy I was as a child with my dolls.

Fast-forward to adulthood and this year’s Super Bowl to be held in Phoenix, Arizona. While there are all sorts of fun events and gatherings with family and friends on Super Bowl Sunday, the city where the game is hosted is a magnet for sex trafficking. Users of these young girls are from all walks of life; sports, business, and professional circles. Users can look like perfectly acceptable members of society, hiding their sins from members of the community—and from their own families. Demand for use of these girls increases at the Super Bowl. Shared Hope International is an organization committed to stopping sex trafficking. This year the organization will set up life-size shadow boxes (7 feet high) and put on display inside of the boxes a life-size mannequin of a girl. In large letters on top, the box reads FOR SALE at the top, and at the bottom it reads AGES 10-17. The display will be at the Super Bowl in Phoenix, and also set up on several college campuses in Arizona throughout Super Bowl week. This is a dramatic visual that has received much attention.

The methods used to get these girls into the flow of sex-trafficking are sophisticated, sinister, and well financed. These girls are used as throw-away dolls; taken to hotels and houses for the selfish recreation of men. No matter how it is made to look, it is rape. The criminal violations are veiled because the lure to get the girls involved are not seen or known until after usage has begun. Consumption for these girls is high; as a result, so are profits. A great murder is taking place in the exchange; the killings of innocence and morality. We are warned in the Bible that Satan is out to kill, steal, and destroy. There are various kinds of sexual sin that reveal Satan’s presence. Sex trafficking is among the horrific.

Men who seek to use these girls do not see these girls as their daughters, granddaughters, nieces, or wives. They compartmentalize these girls and usage such to think that “those” girls hired for sex are in a different category. They are. They have been manipulated, bullied, and shamed into sexual acts from which they may never recover—physically and emotionally. The spiritual and emotional ramifications these girls suffer are tremendous—if and when they escape this life. The loss of innocence, self-esteem, and honor are losses that take great sensitivity and wisdom to navigate; only accomplished with the help of skillful counselors and wise individuals.

God is angry with the wicked every day (Psalm 7:11). God is holy and righteous and nothing escapes His watchful eye. When God sees young girls and teens being used by men in this awful way, it makes one think that this kind of sin stirs up a greater anger in our Lord. The Blood shed by Jesus Christ on Calvary cleanses all sin; even the vilest. But there are prices to be paid and consequences to face. Vengeance is Mine, saith the Lord.

The remembrance of my childhood fun and fondness for dolls makes me want children to have the same. Therefore, when I see the packaging of a life-size girl in a display box as a doll for sale for wrongful use, I am stirred by the Scripture that tells us our Lord is angry with the wicked every day. Such a violation against children incites deeper prayers and abiding faith in the God who rights all wrongs. He shall fulfill every facet of His promises—to the letter.

Lord, who sees all, I pray that You will intervene by Your Spirit to extract girls (and boys) held captive for use by sexual users and predators. Holy Spirit, as only You can, convict the spirits of those committing these vile sins, and guide these young girls into the care of those who will honor them and develop them into all that You intended for them to be. Lord, Thank You for being true to Your Word and for never changing. In
Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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