What's In A Name?
"But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.'"
Trafficking and prostitution tend to target the “forgotten” of society. By choosing the name RECLAIMED, we are committed to seeking out and caring for the “unclaimed” in society so that they may know God does indeed call them by name. They are His.
WHAT DRIVES US
Because of how He created us, and because His son gave His life for us, human beings have had an innate worth and value bestowed upon them by God. Every. Single. One. Human life demands dignity.
At the core of human trafficking is a direct disrespect for the innate value and worth of human life. Trafficking is fueled by a belief that some lives matter more than others. Because we know otherwise, the church cannot stay quiet.
God is the Creator and His design and truth revealed through scripture determine the best for our lives. We trust His design in all things, and know that with sex and purity specifically, His way is the right way. Attempting to live by another truth will not end well.
At the root of sex trafficking is a false understanding of sex and a misuse of its design. God’s word as well as scientific research have demonstrated that our sexualized culture has repercussions, including fueling the demand for sex trafficking. So we start there while continuing to be the voice of justice and hands of freedom for those that are trafficked. Our hope is that one aspect of redeeming the system is not sacrificed at the expense of the other.
The Good News
Jesus can change anything and He’s in the business of redemption. His church and its message of salvation are meant to be the solution for a hurting and waiting world.
Trafficking overwhelms the world’s typical solutions. Stricter laws, better aftercare, preventative education, more funding…without Jesus these good ideas fall flat. While trafficking can at times seem like too big of a problem to solve, it is simply sin. Its roots trace back to Genesis 3, and lucky for us we know how the story ends.
Jesus can change anything. He can enter in and renew the mind of a woman being prostituted and manipulated by a pimp. He can enter in and change the heart of a man building a business of selling human beings. He can enter in and open the eyes of a man buying sex through porn or prostitution. He can enter in and awaken an apathetic church-goer to have a heart for justice.
Jesus can change anything and as His followers, we have been invited to carry the answer of Christ to a hurting and waiting world. Will you join Him as He frees captives?