Evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue. -Job 20:12
sin is not without reason. it fills a need that took root long before evidence was shown.
damaged children of damaged children of damage.
Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness. He sits in the lurking places of the villages. In the hiding places he kills the innocent. -Psalm 10:7-8
a little girl is raped while her brother gets to play. ‘I wish I was a boy,’ she says. and who can blame her for living as a boy now?
a little girl is abandoned and tossed around, unloved, until she can survive on her own. always second best. always a stand-in for the real thing. when love comes calling she never says no.
a little boy is bloodied by the fists of his father. too weak and afraid to fight back. he hates his weakness and vows never to be the victim again. now he’s the one who bloodies. now he’s the strong one.
broken children. sin is the candy that eases the pain.
He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair. He lurks to catch the afflicted. He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net. -Psalm 10:9
he finds the broken toys and fixes them with his parts. he makes them rely on him. he’s the pimp and they’re the prostitute.
the lies and dependance make them fight off help. the lies and dependance make them fear an empty plate.
a thirsty child will drink urine if it wets the tongue and the self-disgust will hold her prisoner of shame.
the cries of shackled cherubs are drowned out by the darkness of night.
You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear to vindicate … so that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror. -Psalm 10:17-18
who has the strength to fight through the lies of sin to find the abducted heart and carry them out of the lair? sin is the veil. who has the stomach for the work of Love?
abducted children become dependent on their abductor. the mother searches the streets day and night, but fear and shame hide her daughter’s face when she passes by.
if you don’t have the strength to not care about the sin, the stigma will stick and they’re lost for good.
who can walk with the whores of sin, earning trust and making friends, in order to find the stolen lives?
I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. -Matthew 10:16