I was watching television this morning when a commercial for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital came on the TV. Now that is a cause I firmly believe in! Saving the children!
It was brought to my attention that Danny Thomas, the founder of St. Jude, was the son of Syrian refugees.
St. Jude was the patron saint of lost causes. Can you think of a more suiting saint to name a children’s cancer and blood disease hospital after?
Did you know that St. Jude charges absolutely nothing to their patients and their families that reside there? They want all their focus on hope. Recovery. That’s pretty impressive to me.
And then there’s Steve Jobs. His biological father was also Syrian. Do you have any idea where our world’s technology would be without Steve Jobs and Apple?
I’d encourage each of you to read both of their personal stories if you aren’t already familiar with them. Quite interesting reading. Great men doing great things for our country. Our world.
They had no boundaries when it came to the time, effort, and funds they put into what they believed in. Their dreams were held by no borders.
The next time you want to air your opinion about whether the Syrian refugees should be allowed within our country borders or not, you might just want to rethink that.
You might just be hindering the next Danny Thomas or Steve Jobs from doing something remarkable. Making a huge difference for our country. Our world.
The greatest man ever was no stranger to these lands of Syria and its surrounding borders. He grew up there. He knows the conflict well. From beginning to end.
Christians and Muslims have been fighting for years. But both groups alike agree on one thing, the current Syria conflict points to biblical prophecy and the imminent return of Christ.
If you think what’s going on in Syria doesn’t affect you, you might just want to rethink that.
See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.
Love and laughter,