Christian Witness

24 May Christian Witness

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PERSPECTIVE

For most coming from Muslim countries, nations and religion are seen together. Greece is a Christian country. Germany is a Christian country. Throughout Europe there has been a collective “Christian witness” towards refugees—from shows of care, help and welcome. However, there have also been the opposite.

“We are not terrorist[s]. Please open the borders.” –a sign held by a refugee camped alongside barbed wire fences at the Greek-Macedonian border

This is such a complex issue – there is no easy answer. Yet our action (or inaction) reflect who we are like a mirror held up to reveal our character, our nations, our faith.

“God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

~Psalm 34:18

today’s

PRAYER POINTS

Pray that the Church worldwide shows up to help in Greece, the Balkans, Germany and anywhere refugees are pooling. Pray for government processes to best aid and/or accommodate the volumes of people. Pray that refugees themselves figure out how to be part of the solution for a sustainable future.

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