In the Merced market district of Mexico City simple transactions are made: clothing items, shoes, fruits, spices and candies are sold for dirt cheap. Oh & so are women.
Each day about 500, beautiful & precious girls, many of them underage, line up against a chain link fence.
WAITING AROUND, WAITING TO BE BOUGHT.
Waiting to be used & then discarded, until the next guy comes along. An encounter with these women goes for as low as $8 U.S. dollars per hour.
No matter how long or how many times I do red light district ministry. It never gets easier. I’ve talked with women & encouraged them only to have them bought seconds later. I’ve seen the hurt, the pain & the fear in their eyes. It’s maddening & gut wrenching. Why is it okay for women & even children to be bought? Why is it okay? The answer is simple- it’s not.
You see, these women, even you and me- we were already bought.
He who was without sin died in our place, paid for our sins, in order that we could enter into full and unhindered relationship with the Father. These women are already claimed & I refuse to believe that there is no hope for them, or for places like Merced. There is hope for God’s heart is to redeem these women, just as he redeems us. Although I cannot see it yet, in faith, I will still hold on to hope.