Letter to Syria

The truth is I can't begin to comprehend what it is like for you. I live in a country that is most of the time peaceful. I can't imagine living where I might hear bombs or gunfire on a regular basis. I can't imagine having to leave everything I know in hopes of living in freedom and safety. I can't imagine fleeing to get to another place to find that you can't get legal work and still having to fight to survive stuck in a refugee camp if you are that lucky. I can't imagine living in tents with little to no food and no provisions. I can't imagine the struggles of having to learn a new language, a new trade in hopes of a better life if you do reach another country. I live in the United States where there is a ban on refugees because we must beware of terrorist like ISIS which makes it hard to help the innocent without subjecting them to lots of red tape. Syria we have failed you. But honestly, I can't be sure that I could love you enough to help as I should. It's not fair to think you should have to leave your country to have a chance at a life. So many of you have been dislocated and I pray that each one of you would be able to break off the bondages that satan has placed on you and go on to live with a freedom that you have never known. I long to see more and more people becoming aware of your plight and reaching out to help with open arms and open doors. I want to know how to make a difference in your situation.

Living in the Tension 

I found it to be an odd place and yet as thinking on it I guess is a normal place for all believers. Every day we live in the tension of being in this world and not of the world. The tension of living surrounded by sin and yet set apart for God's purposes and plans. We have to learn to live in the tension and still be glorifying to God even through the struggles. It's a hard thing to do and also a beautiful thing to watch someone do it well.