A few weeks ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to work with refugees from the war in Syria. We handed out aid in the form of food, diapers and other items families needed. Unable to work, the Syrians find themselves relying upon others for any assistance offered to them.
One family in particular was in dire need. They had a son with cerebral palsy. Due to his condition, he required a special chair to support his muscles, enabling him to sit comfortably. However, his family was unable to obtain one.
Most of the Syrian refugees find themselves completely broke, and purchasing something of this nature would be nearly impossible, no matter how hard they tried or how much they sacrificed.
The organization with which I was working was able to purchase a chair for them and show them ways to properly care for their son. But, more importantly, they were able to provide a tangible gift for these people that showed them a picture of Jesus’ love. And most importantly, we were able to share with them several times the good news of our Father in heaven and his gift to us. In every situation, no matter how dire, there is always an opportunity to point others toward the Son.
J.R. is a Texas student serving in the Middle East with Go Now Missions. His full name is withheld for security reasons.