On my laptop screen is the grainy image of a child’s polka-dotted pajamas, marred with a blood stain. The seven-year-old Cambodian girl that wore those pajamas, was a victim of sex trafficking. The shirt and pants, discovered in a brothel raid, are laid flat on the floor, like the chalk outline of a crime scene. A body was here, and in that body a soul, but the image is a hollow shell next to her reality.
While the Bible is filled with men and women whom we consider to be great heroes of the faith, it’s also filled with stories of tragedy and heartbreak. To me, one of the saddest stories must be the retelling of the rich young man who came to Jesus. It teaches me a lesson as it brings to light something that each of us must combat daily...heart issues.