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Many of you have probably heard of the new film Amazing Grace that chronicles the life of abolitionsit William Wilberforce . Wilberforce used his seat in British Parliament to fight against legalized slavery in the British Empire. The publicity surrounding the film has brought much needed attention to the tragedy of modern day slavery. Did you know that there are more people trapped in slavery than during the height of the trans-atlantic slave trade?
So, what does this all have to do with orphans? It is simple really. In many nations, no system exists to care for and protect orphaned children. Therefore, they are easily exploited, kidnapped and traded for sex and bonded labor. A major source of slave labor today are children. When you make the connection of the vulnerability of children and the horrid exploitation they face it is easy to understand why our loving and merciful God calls upon us to care for them. God loves the weak, He cares for the oppressed and asks us to do the same.