Thursday, July 10, 2014

What do refugees (in Houston) look like?

Y'all...I am blown away at the imagination of Our Creator.

Spending significant time this past year at an apartment complex in Houston comprised mostly of refugees has shown me the incredible display of God's creation.  As soon as you step in the gates of the complex, you immediately have a sense of being in a foreign country.  Where am I?!  You are surrounded by brightly colored clothing and head wraps.  You are confronted with a people that look quite different than the mostly Caucasian community that surrounds the complex.

We do a lot of talking and teaching about refugees in Houston.  It all sounds SO SCARY.  Genocide?  War?  Persecution?  Refugee camps?  These aren't pretty topics.  It's so much easier to hide behind words like safety and comfort instead of coming face to face with people who have suffered at the hands of their countrymen.  

It only takes half of a second to actually engage with these faces to see that they are beautiful, loveable people.  

Their kids love to play just like our kids.

They love to eat.

They love to be silly.

The only thing that separates us from them is where we were born.  But now, they are here, in our country.  Let's be good hosts and hostesses and welcome them with open arms of love.  I'm so blessed and honored to have worked with such a great group of people to love on these refugees.  I am so excited to see what God has in store for the last night of Houston 1:8!

1 comment :

  1. I love it!!! Beautiful!! Praying for ya!