Over the last few months, my heart has been severely troubled by the conflict in the Middle East. In response to this, I wrote a song called ‘Refugee’. It reflects on how Christ, as a small child, had to flee his home because of conflict: he was a refugee.
The refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East have no idea when – or even if – they’re going to get back to their homes. There is little food and water, and during this time of year, temperatures drop to below freezing. And through all this trauma, children are most at risk.
Tearfund is on the ground, helping where the need is greatest. Through the local church, they are bringing shelter, food and support to those people who are caught up in that conflict.
A gift around £12 could provide a life-saving blanket or a heating unit. £20 could provide two carpets to help keep accommodation warm. £40 could provide a large bundle of clothing to help a family in these troubled times.
The call that God incarnate issues to his followers is this: to free the oppressed, look after the widow, and take care of the orphan. Here is an opportunity to do just that this Christmas. Friends, please give what you can. Your gift will help bring life and light to those in great need.