When they heard that the LORD was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped. -Exodus 4:31 (NLT)
This truth is at the heart of the gospel – the life-giving good news from God. This truth transformed an oppressed and enslaved people thousands of years ago. I lean on this truth every day as I serve people on the refugee highway. God sees, God hears and God cares.
A few years ago a young lawyer was serving as director of social media with IAFR. Although he does not identify himself as a Christian, he was eager to help us and our mission.
We were having lunch together one day when he asked why I am not completely burned out. I told him it is because God is alive and well – active and engaged in the lives of forcibly displaced people.
I’ll never forget his reply. “Believing that would change everything.”