02 Mar Light in Darkness
Light in Darkness
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Another week and Syrian Christians are targeted and kidnapped by radicals determined to rid the land of Christian presence. This has been a centuries old strategy for Islam. Many others have barely escaped. The murder and madness continues.
Being among the displaced Syrians last week, our team pleads for the illuminating, cleansing, sterilizing, guiding light of Jesus to shine into this chaotic darkness. In the same 24 hours of each day while we live in relative safety and comfort, the 11 million displaced Syrians are cold, hopeless, fearful and traumatized.
In the midst of it all, everyone who understands the situation on the ground say Syrians are spiritually hungry, with little to fill up their days. They are ready to receive! They have the time to listen, to study, and to be discipled. Arabic, English, German and Turkish speakers – God will use.
Children with life threatening diseases, have little hope for treatment. Schooling issues are complex and difficult. Most are women and children without means or advocates.
Syrian churches are asking, “Where is the church (the global church) in our hour of need? We are surprised they are not with us.”
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
“A Light of revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.”
“The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light, and those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, upon them a Light dawned.”
1 Cor 12:26
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Let their be light to dispel the darkness.
• Lord, we ask that light would shine into these dark places exposing the evil design. Would you use media and Christian leadership around the world to bring urgent awareness and faith-filled intercession to partner with the almighty hand of God to accomplish His full purpose.
• Pray for the Syrian mom we saw from a distance last week, pleading for help for her daughter who was diagnosed with beginning signs of leukemia.
• Lord, we ask you to send messengers – English, Arabic, German and Turkish speakers to each hungry, open heart. May your strength, boldness and courage gird the Syrian church as they are your light in this dark time.
Please continue to pray for our team that is on the ground in refugee sites to have guidance, discernment, and the opportunity to make connections with upright local partners.
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