A response to the refugee crisis

Jesus and his family were refugees. When Jesus was still a baby, his parents fled with him to Egypt to escape the irrational rage of Herod. Thankfully, Egypt did not turn them away.

The news about the Syrian refugee crisis can be overwhelming. Sometimes I weep as I watch families who have lost the dignity of jobs, housing, community, now lining up for handouts, hoping that some nation will offer them refuge.

I know that the responsibility of government is to protect its people, but fear dominates the reaction of many in this crisis. With Jesus, perfect love casts out fear.

My highly talented, musician brother-in-law, Robin Dale, has expressed it far more eloquently than I do. He wrote a song (Daniel’s song) and put together this video about the refugee crisis. (Daniel was his oldest son, who, before his untimely death earlier this year, invariably showed a heart and compassion for the outcast, the homeless, the marginalized.)

 

2 thoughts on “A response to the refugee crisis”

  1. When I view this video I was greatly saddened. It truly pictured the inhumanity of humanity and our need for God. Secondly I was angry for the suffering and hopelessness which has been caused by those in power especially those who have caused what is now refereed to as the “refuge” problem.

    Human suffering (of the innocent) has been used to promote the importing of “illegals” who cause much conflict and do not intend to obey the laws of the Nations they are invading. In fact they come to destroy and to spread their religion of hate which if you do not agree and join, you will be made a slave or be killed.

    Again a very sad video but we have hope in the coming of Messiah who will put things to right.

    Daniel http://www.knowingforyourself.com

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.