Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to ALL people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this Present Age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
An Anglican Bishop from Egypt recently said, “You be the Bridge that Jesus walks across.” He was talking about the refugee situation as well as Christian –Muslim relations. How can we be the “Bridge?”
First, by praying for Refugees, second by praying for those that receive Refugees and thirdly, by reflecting on how God’s grace first saved us.
Nearly 12 million people have lost their homes, possessions, jobs and their family’s safety. Persecution and crisis face each Refugee. Who knows this only too well, Jesus Christ. As a child, Jesus sought refuge in Egypt while fleeing those that would harm and persecute him.
So today, let us pray about the Refugees. Please God, watch and remember those Refugees today who must flee in the same manner of our Lord Jesus Christ, finding themselves in strange and foreign lands. Grant them your saving grace, protection, provision, and presence. A prayer for those that will receive Refugees.
God illuminate us to be a shining light upon a hill amidst the dark evil in our world that we may do our part with the knowledge of your saving grace. Train us, your people for godliness and good deeds as we receive Refugees. We pray that all who are refugees might be led to the brightness of your redemptive love.
Deborah Popielarczyk – All Saints East