A few weeks ago, I was out in front of our house when some friends walked by. They asked me how the dress project was going, and we got to talking. We talked about sex trafficking and how horrendous it might be, and how it could be any one of us. It could be me. She compared it to when she was diagnosed with cancer. People asked her, “Do you ask, ‘Why me?’” Her response? “No, I ask, ‘Why not me?’ I’m not immune. It could be you or me just as easily as it could be somebody else.” And I was reminded.
Twenty-seven million like me.
The line from Twenty Seven Million that, more than any other, stuck with me. Because it could be me. My circumstances may be different, but I am no different than the millions trapped in slavery today. I did nothing to deserve it, but I have been given a gift, and I get to choose how to use it. So I will stand for freedom. I will stand for those who can’t. Because it could have been me. You and I have been given an incredible gift called freedom. What will you do with it?
Twenty Seven Million is a song by Matt Redman and LZ7. It was recorded live at Passion 2012, and every purchase fights slavery by supporting The A21 Campaign. Find out more, watch the music video, and be sure to buy it.