I see her picture everyday. Some days more than others.
Dark eyeliner. Edgy stare. Multi-colored hair.
My children ask why we have her picture taped up on the wall.
Because she is missing.
Hopefully with a strand of hope still hanging on.
She enters my prayers when I wake at odd hours.
Alex is most likely awake then.
Her parents are desperate.
On the edge of a scream and a weeping that will not stop.
I hold her up again to the Father.
Encourage her heart.
Tell her who she is.
Beloved. A child of the One True King.
I hold her up again to my Father.
Come for her, Lord Jesus.
Rescue her. Send your warriors.
Break her bonds.
Return her to her homeland.
Return to her the innocence of childhood dresses and dandelions.
Cradle her in your massive-yet-manly-gentle Father arms.
Hold the palms of her hands in yours;
Love Alex so she knows You. are. with. her.
(There are more slaves in the world now, than ever before in human history. If you are interested in more information you can start here at the A21 Campaign. Christine Caine, along with her husband Nick are founders of this organization. She will be a speaker at the upcoming Women of Faith Simulcast to be shown at GCAC on
November 7 & 8. There are numerous organizations you can find by googling the subject. Take some time today and pray for the countless victims of this tragic crime.)