Syrian Refugee Ban… What Can I Do?

A Syrian Refugee Ban just sounds like something we should stand up to. I mean after all the Bible says “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me” Matthew 25:35-36

That is pretty straight forward, wouldn’t you say? What is to be done is clear but now, for proper context, let’s look at who was being addressed? The author was Jesus and He was talking to his disciples. This was a part of a parable which explained how God’s people will be judged upon the return of Christ. So now, as Christians, we know what our role is. I didn’t see anything about protesting or pointing fingers. There is a plan for those in need such as the Refugees, and you and I are it.

I have been writing and sharing about the Syrian Refugees since this horrible crisis began. I have asked at church and at work and on Facebook if anyone would be willing to sponsor a Syrian Refugee child as we have been called to do in Matthew 25:35-36. I have had one person take me up on that offer. There have been so many reasons why $40.00 was just too much money per month to help these people. Well if $40.00 a month is too much, please consider giving a one-time donation through my page.

Now, I am going to be pretty straight forward and some of you may not appreciate my boldness, but I believe that boldness is a gift from God. If we haven’t given any financial support for this cause, and still do not intend to, let’s get down off our high horses. Let’s please stop pointing out what our government is failing to do if we have first failed to do the part God appointed to us to do.

This is not a political stand; it is a Christian stand. It isn’t as if Jesus came in a time of peace and equality. He lived in a time of much greater oppression, racism and religious discrimination. Yet, he never protested or pointed fingers at the government. He told us to represent him through these times by following Matthew 25:35-36. Won’t you join me in doing our part?

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