17 May 2016


I came across a talk this morning during my Time with God about refugees and how, in my small corner of the world, I might be able to lend a helping hand.

One of the quotes that caught my attention is, “Being a refugee may be a defining moment in the lives of those who are refugees, but being a refugee does not define them. Like countless thousands before them, this will be a period–we hope a short period–in their lives. Some of them will go on to be Nobel laureates, public servants, physicians, scientists, musicians, artists, religious leaders, and contributors in other fields. Indeed, many of them were these things before they lost everything. This moment does not define them, but our response will help define us.”

It is not often that I think of the situation these people are going through, after all, they are so far away. However, I do know that in my area there are many struggling with the language, racial tension, and needing a friend. I am going to carry a prayer in my heart today that God might direct my mind, hands, and heart toward helping in a way that I can, in my circumstances. It might just be as small as a smile.
I Was a Stranger

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