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Are We Really Who We’ve Always Said We Are?

Are We Really Who We've Always Said We Are?

A simple song can make us think about true perspective. Most of us that are able to watch this video today will probably never get kicked out of our homes and flee far from what we know for safety because we fear death. We won’t have to carry our children miles upon miles across broken earth and through rivers worrying about where our next meal will come from. And we won’t have to get into an overcrowded raft grasping onto our family so none of them will fall out and wash up lifeless on an abandoned shore.

It is easy to write this video off as a political statement because those are easy to crumble up and throw in the trash. To the Christ-follower this isn’t a political statement—this a kingdom statement. It is easy to say “Let me pray about it and see if God wants me to do something about what I just watched.” But hasn’t He already told you to do something?

Jesus was asked by his disciples “When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3).

Our prayers shouldn’t be “IF” God wants me to do something about what I just watched, but “HOW” God wants me to go about doing something.

All the world watches as the people run
From the fiercest storm to the fierce unknown
Will we watch and wait
Turn and close our door
Or will we be who we’ve always said we are? –  Gungor

Ask yourself this question today: Who am I?

“‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.'” – Leviticus 19:33-34

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Megan Briggs is a writer and editor for churchleaders.com. Her experience in ministry, an extensive amount of which was garnered overseas, gives her a unique perspective on the global church. She has the longsuffering and altruistic nature of foreign friends and missionaries to humbly thank for this experience. Megan is passionate about seeking and proclaiming the truth. When she’s not writing, Megan likes to explore God’s magnificent creation.