World Refugee Day

I just learned on Randy Alcorn’s blog that today is World Refugee Day. Imagine being uprooted from your home, your country, and everything familiar and dear. Consider what it would be like to live in tents in a strange place among thousands of other refugees, lacking the basic necessities of life.

In honor of World Refugee Day, I’ve made a donation to Samaritan’s Purse, half to be used for Middle East refugee relief and the other half to be used where most needed. Just looking at all the needs Samaritan’s Purse meets overwhelms me with the amount of need in the world today. What I can do seems so little, but if all of us do a little, we will accomplish much.

The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ ~ Matthew 25:40 (NASB)

O GOD, merciful and compassionate, who art ever ready to hear the prayers of those who put their trust in thee; Graciously hearken to us who call upon thee on behalf of the refugees around the world, and grant them thy help and ours in this their need; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ adapted from 1928 Book of Common Prayer

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