While our government and other NGO’s do provide for many of the physical needs of refugees, it is the church that is responsible for the spiritual needs of the refugees and unbelievers in general.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
This is the message we need to be sharing with those who are “Far from God”. If you think about it, most unbelievers that we know are carrying around with them very heavy burdens. The Bible says that they are carrying their sins, which is a huge burden. We know that they are fighting against God Himself, and in some instances, they are running from God.
Sharing the words of Jesus from Matthew’s Gospel, telling unbelievers that they can come to Jesus, and He will take those burdens from them. This is the message that we will share with the Ukrainian refugees on our KBA mission trip to Poland, April 23-30. Yes, governments are helping the refugees with some of their physical needs, but it’s the church (believers) that have the responsibility for telling the good news that Jesus died for their sins and wants to forgive their sins. The Ukrainian refugees that we will be ministering to at the Polish border with Ukraine are not carrying a lot of physical baggage, but many of them are carrying huge spiritual baggage. Many understand that they are in a right relationship with God, but in reality, it is just a religious belief system. They have yet to believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Thank you for praying as we go and serve, but the lost are around all of us, carrying heavy burdens and waiting to hear from us that Jesus can take those burdens.