I recently returned from a trip to Lebanon, where I saw first-hand the challenges faced from the waves of Syrian refugees that have escaped the conflict in their homeland. I also saw, though, how local churches are embracing their broken context through word and deed.
Baptist churches in Lebanon are offering assistance to refugees through food boxes, blankets, education, and medical help. Jesus told us to love and pray for our enemies; Syria occupied Lebanon for nearly 30 years and so for Lebanese people to love Syrians is precisely an obedient response to Jesus’ command. Continue reading