Refugees on the Run



Decades past, Hubby and I were houseparents at a home for wayward boys. Sometimes a child would run off. When that happened, we tried to discern whether he was


  • Running away
  • Running to

A boy running away could be anywhere. Running to, we knew where to look.

I wonder if the Syrian refugees are running away or running to. If they are simply running away from danger, any safe place will do. If they are running to, is America their destination? If so, are they running to do us harm? Or are they running to a better life in a free land?

Discerning the difference, that’s the catch.bless discerning

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6 Responses to Refugees on the Run

  1. A hard, hard question.

    Part of the problem, as Eric Greinert described in “The Heart and the Fist”, is that we’re far more willing to deal with these things after they’ve happened, and get the feel-good from ‘helping refugees’, rather than killing those responsible for creating the refugee mess in the first place.

    And yes, I mean ‘killing’ them. Euphemisms don’t work at this scale. “Kill them all and let God sort them out” was not a Viet Nam thing; it comes from the Crusades.

  2. I agree. It’s easy to find news coverage of the refugees. It is much harder to find a clear explanation of why. We struggle with “how do we take them in without destabilizing our world?” No one asks, “How do we stabilize their world?”

  3. I know. Are they going to hurt us? And is that their reason for really coming? And I hear so many diseases are coming into our country … and I just wrote a post on not worrying about diseases. 🙂 Just love. Swallow hard. 🙂

  4. Thought-provoking post, Shirlee. This whole subject muddles my mind and heart as Canada opens its arms to so many refugees. Please pray that our side of the border is carefully screening who is being let in from overseas. I see a people in need and a peoples at risk of sinking with the drowning.

    What to do?

    And so I pray, remembering He’s stronger than what’s in the world.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  5. Oh Wendy, if only both our nations would understand and act upon the wisdom of the Most High God.

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