2 Samuel 13:15 Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her. Amnon said to her, “Get up and get out!”
Sometimes it’s the purity of innocence that makes a girl even more beautiful. In wakening eyes of a teenage brother a young girl can easily fall prey to wandering and lustful eyes. Just as Tamar’s brother became obsessed with her. My brother became obsessed with me. It was as if I woke up one morning and he decided he have to have a piece of me. It wasn’t enough to destroy me by having me hit by a car and letting his friend molest me. He had to have every piece of me.
And like Tamar I became the object of his scorn. He tried to do everything he could to ruin my reputation to belittle me. His obsession for me turned into hatred for me. It wasn’t until one of his friend’s came into my room with him and his buddies that my brother proceeded to undress me by trying to take off my pajama top off in front of him. That I recognized the familiar voice. He was one of my friend’s next door neighbors. I would often see him at Deaon’s house. I could tell he had a crush on her. He looked at me and said, “Are you going along with this? No, please, I cried, please leave my room. He looked at me stunned and said, I can’t do this, I won’t be any part of this. Man, this is your sister. How can you do this to your own sister? My brother said, oh, come on, she enjoys it! No! Adam said this is not right! And the four of them left my room. I wept. Wondering when would it all end. My screams became silent. No one came to my rescue. My father was outnumbered. He didn’t have the fight in him to rescue me or to stop them. And my mother looked at it as a helpless prank on little sister. I was only fourteen with a crazy 19-year-old brother that couldn’t keep his hands off of me. While other teenage girls were dreaming about their first kiss, their first dance. I was fighting to survive. And told if I said anything that my body would be tied with bricks and I would be thrown in the deepest part of the lake where no one would ever find me.
Today there are girls that are stuck in human trafficking. It wasn’t anything that they woke up and said. Hey, I want to be sold. I want strangers to touch me. These girls are forced into acts that they don’t want any part of. These girls are beaten and threatened if they say anything or do anything that their lives will suddenly end.
It’s time for it to end.
For you out there that have been violated and hurt. I can feel your pain. I understand. I want you to know that there’s a Savior out there ready to free you from your bondage and pain. His name is Jesus Christ. He died for us so that we would have eternal life. He died on that cross taking all of our shame away. You too can walk in freedom today. Just call on his name, and he will meet you where you are!
Psalm 22:5 To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
I hold fast to your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame.
Psalm 69:33 The Lord hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.