Can’t we help Syrians?

syrian girlFour-year-old Adi Hudea mistook a photographer’s camera for a gun and immediately surrendered. Her childhood has been stolen by the horrors of war. Her innocence marred by daily scenes of death. She doesn’t know how to play, only to fear for her life.

We must help the Syrians. This, to me, trumps concerns about terrorists sneaking into our borders. The love of Christ must overpower fear for our own well-being, convenience and personal luxury. Christians must not be reactionary but pro-active with prayer, evangelism and, above all, the love of God towards hurting millions around the world.

This sweet but terrified girl was photographed by Turkish photographer Osman Sagirli last December at a refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border.

18 responses to “Can’t we help Syrians?

  1. Yes! A Christian friend referenced Matt. 10:16 (“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”) as evidence that America should not take in Syrian refugees. No, I told him, Jesus is still sending us. He’s saying, “Go with both eyes open. But go!”

  2. Very touching. I am going to reblog this. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Reblogged this on Stories by Shivangi and commented:
    Please leave the kids alone… away from all negative emotions…away from war, destruction and violence. This touching post is from one of my favourite blogs – Have a look!

  4. Great post,l hope world leaders and the UN will put themselves in the same situation of the Syrian children,.

  5. Couldn’t have said this better myself. We seem hell-bent on focusing on what to my mind is the wrong thing. War is hard, war is not pretty, war steals our children, war kills our hopes for the future. We are walking this life together so let’s help the Syrians. Thanks for keeping us grounded.

  6. Amen…what a touching photo…breaks my heart…prayers for all the little ones whom the Lord loves so very much…

  7. I think Christians are obligated to help. A heart breaking picture.

  8. This is heartbreaking. Thank you for the reminder, that we must do everything within our power to help these children. This is what Christianity should be about.

  9. Sheila Scorziello

    Unbelievably sad. But the greater sadness is the church which closes its hearts and doors to such great need. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Yes, we must override our fears with love.

  11. Yes as Christians we must love and help our brothers and sisters with the love of Christ, open arms, & a warm smile.

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  13. Thank you for liking Tom’s post at Agnellusmirror. I’m about to start accompanying a Syrian refugee working with L’Arche Kent, a community with adults with learning disabilities. A prayer or two would not come amiss!

  14. There have been many joyful scenes here in Canada as plane loads of Syrian refugees have begun to arrive. 10,000 are expected by the end of the year with another 15,000 coming in the new year. I feel it’s the right response.

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