JESUS: THE REFUGEE
We probably don’t think of our Savior as being a refugee, but He was. As Herod set out to kill the newborn Messiah, Jesus was taken by His parents into exile. We don’t know how long the Holy Family lived in Egypt, but the fact is they were away from their home, fearing for their lives. Recognizing this reality, don’t you think that Christ feels a special empathy for refugees and displaced persons? Indeed, He cares for them with an infinite care. Shouldn’t we also care?
When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”
🙏Jesus, be present with all refugees, especially children
🙏May I be the hands and feet of Christ to care for refugees
Topic - Education
Over half of refugee children do not attend school. Pray that refugees will gain greater access to educational opportunities.
Conflict Area - South Sudan
❗️Civil war between government and internal opposition forces since 2013
❗️The world’s fastest growing source of refugees and displaced people
🙏Pray that peace will return to this economically struggling nation
This is Day 3 of our refugees prayer guide. You can download the guide on our website.
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