Christian love is an extremely powerful force. In the recent exodus of Syrian refugees, the love we show for each other and extend to strangers is winning over minds and souls. Syrian families are being accepted by Christians and helped to restart their lives.
These families, whom have been rejected by other Muslim-controlled countries, are finding the love of Jesus comforting. As a result of this love, many are realizing the rejection shown toward them by their Islamic neighbors runs deep. As a result many families are rejecting Islam and accepting the practice of following the example of Jesus and accepting Him as their savior.
One such ministry person who is among the hundreds helping the refugees said “They had asked some questions about Jesus. They kept saying they knew about Jesus from the Quran, so we explained verses from their book that salvation will be only from Jesus. We prayed for them. We are also praying that we can bring help to the other 90 suffering refugees soon, and that we can touch their hearts to the Lord Jesus.”
Jesus commanded us to show our love. This love can break down barriers because it shows the rest of the world, especially non-Christians, who we are: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 (NIV)
We have been commanded by Jesus to show our love. Go do it!