“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” Proverbs 31:8
What have you done today?
Maybe you went to class, shopped at the grocery store, worked out at the gym, or meet a friend for coffee. Maybe you worked at your job or even traveled home from vacation.
Whatever you did, who did you see? No, not your teacher or the friend you met for coffee or your coworkers, but what about those people you might be less likely to notice? The cashier bagging your groceries, the girl sitting by herself in class, or the new face at the gym? Did you see them?
In the attached video, Kevin Kimmel shares what started out as a typical day at work but quickly escalated to much more. As a Con-way trucker, Kimmel travels often and spends much time on the road. On this particular morning, he was simply going about his business when he noticed a suspicious RV parked at a truck stop. He saw a young girl look out of a window in the RV and then be pulled away quickly. He saw. He made the decision to contact authorities to inform them of what he had seen. His gripping story accounts how one life was saved from trafficking, simply because he took the time to see others. Kimmel states, “It just has to be part of your consciousness that this is going on, and it may be going on right next to you.”
So what have you done today? More importantly, who have you seen? Kimmel’s story shows how every day, ordinary people, like you and I, can make a practical difference in the life of just one victim.
And that’s what it’s all about: saving the life of just one.