Fight For Them

Do you see it? It seems each time I open a social media app, I come across it. Sometimes, it is is subtle. Other times, it’s more loud and glaring. At all times, it’s heartbreaking.

We are in a culture that’s attacking women, young ladies, girls, and anything feminine.

I don’t particularly care to be confrontational or bring on conflict. I like to be liked.

And yet, my heart is just breaking for our girls and daughters. We show security camera footage of an adult age woman, dressed as a young man, who shoots and kills six people — three of them children — and the eyes of my heart sees a little girl who needs help, who looks so lost…who needs to know Jesus, who needs to know who she is in Jesus…

My heart breaks for the implications of an adult man dressing up as a preteen girl and selling beer. Is this really what we want as the image of womanhood, for our culture, for our girls? Who are our girls going to aspire to be? Who is there for them?

Oh, let’s be FOR our girls and young women. They need us. They desperately need us. Christians, are you out there? I pray we stop just complaining about the state of our American culture and start fighting FOR our girls — and our boys. Too much is at stake to merely be against something and ramble on about transgender ideology — unless it also defends, protects, pours into, and fights for our girls and boys.

I need the talking to as much as or more than the rest of you. I want to just get along and appear to be faithful. Who wants to be at odds with a fickle and frequently hateful public? Who wants to take a stand when it’s SO much easier just to mumble to your friends and lament about the state of our wicked world. But, lately, my heart breaks more than my fear takes over.

Nehemiah has famously said,

“After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, ‘Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.’ “ Nehemiah 4:14 (NIV84)

Look things over. Stand up. See that it’s time to fight FOR them and against the real enemy. It’s not the people you disagree with on Facebook or TikTok or Instagram or whatever.

Know who the real enemy is. Take your stand against him and fight for our girls, our daughters, our sons, our families, and our homes. Fight for them to know and love who can really save them.