9/06/2019 9:38am

Truth is always for the sake of love.

Jeffrey Epstein. Wanting to write about this man for ten years, it has been hard to hold back. Yet, when I mentioned him at social or church gatherings, no one recognized his name or his deeds. Speaking about the young girls that he raped, that he hired for recruitment and those that he imprisoned, created only disbelief. No one had heard of him, his cushy country club jail cell in Palm Beach or the fact that prison guards accompanied him to his office six days a week during his confinement, standing guard while he engaged in sex acts with underage girls. No one was aware of his private jet and his sordid soirees which included so many influential men from elite universities, think tanks and political circles. No one knew and no one I tried to tell, cared. So, I continued to read, research and gather information. Praying to the only God I knew for redemption for those lives so disrupted and destroyed by his callous actions.

In 2008, Epstein pled guilty to soliciting sex from an underage prostitute, despite testimony from dozens of young girls about his sex trafficking ring. The plea deal was negotiated by two U.S. government representatives, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Maria Villafana and Alex Acosta, Trump’s future Secretary of Labor. After the plea deal was struck, all the evidence was sealed. It was erased without permission or even the young girls’ knowledge. Turns out this is illegal too. Everyone involved knew Epstein was being protected and coddled because of his associations and power. He knew too much about too many. 

Finally, after ten years, redemption was served. He was arrested. Records which had been sealed, to protect the influential, were opened and released. Women started telling and people started listening. A criminal trial in New York was proceeding. For the sake of love, truth unfolded. Curiosity in his story grew and as it was revealed, I wondered what molestation, by whom and for how long, had he suffered to create such monstrous behaviors? 

He commissioned a dining room mural of himself dressed in an orange prison jump suit. Knowing he was going to be arrested again, he did not flee, even with all his wealth and connections. Instead, he flew back to the United States and was imprisoned and denied bail due to his flight risk status. Days later he was found with marks around his neck and placed on suicide watch. And then he died, so the telling and listening was diminished. 

The depth of his narcissism makes suicide highly questionable. Jeffrey Epstein was probably murdered or forced to kill himself. If murdered, did the order come from a place of high power, wealth and prestige? Which nationally known figure had the most to gain by extinguishing this sex trafficker and thereby eliminating his well-publicized trial? Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump or any of the hundreds of wealthy whose names appeared in Epstein’s little black book. How do love and truth fit into this equation? Where does light shine in these dark places? And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28. Pondering the good that comes from forcing young girls into sexual bondage and a perpetrator now dead so that justice can never be served, I come up short. Thank goodness God never does and Isaiah reminds us bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.” Isaiah 61:3  God has picked out the crowns for their heads and is anointing them with light and praise. 

“We don’t know him. We never saw him with young girls. We haven’t spoken with him in decades,” Everyone who was named in his little black book said. 

Someone knew. Someone was watching. 

She lives in there. Bite her and she bleeds.

(taken from a song by Julia W. Burns, MD)

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