1 John 3:17-18
"But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth."
I'm not coming at this as if I'm above anyone here, I'm absolutely guilty of "the cop out prayer", I just want us to open our eyes together and stop making excuses for not making our love a thing of action. So why am I so fired up about this today? Well let me tell you...
In co-operation with the #WithSyria Coalition of 130 non-governmental organizations, scientists based at Wuhan University in China analyzed satellite images and have found that, since 2011, the number of lights visible over Syria has fallen 83%. Yeah, lets read that again. 83% of the lights are out in Syria.
The reality here folks is that Syrian refugees now make up the largest refugee population on the planet. Here is a little perspective on the massive impact this crisis is having.
Some of the worst humanitarian disasters over the past 20 years:
The Indian Ocean Tsunami impacted 5 million people.
The Rwanda Genocide impacted 4.3 million people.
The Haiti Earthquake impacted 3.5 million people.
Hurricane Katrina impacted 1.7 million people.
The Syria Crisis has impacted 12.2 million people.
Actual Impact of Some of the Worst Humanitarian Disasters in the Past Twenty Years - See more at: http://www.worldvision.org/press-release/new-poll-finds-most-americans-still-unaware-severity-syria-crisis#sthash.lMOlitBR.dpuf
I see her in their shoes fighting for her life, losing what childhood she's had. If these children were mine, how would I respond then? What if this was your son or daughter?
I'm asking you to put your love in to action. I'm asking you to forget about politics. Forget about any hangup or religious view and just see people. See children who are desperate and dying.
The time to act is now. Don't stop to pray about acting, just act.
Put your love in to action here...