Isaiah 9: 6-7

Jesus is coming!

The Bible passage today from Isaiah is a prophecy; it speaks of the future when the Messiah – Jesus Christ – would be born.

And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Our world is war-torn; it is bloody, violent and desperately needs rescuing.

68.5 million people are refugees.
56% of them are children under 18.

1 in 110 people have been forced to seek their future elsewhere in foreign nations; over 225 million people in the world are migrants – seeking financial security, or just somewhere to live without the fear of persecution or war.

Today, SHARE two things;

  • Share the reality of the refugee crisis and the statistics on migration.
    If you use social media, tag us #HowWillTheyHear!
  • Share the Good News of Jesus with someone around you!
    If they are a Christian, remind them that Jesus was born and sacrificed for them – to bring them into God’s family. If they are not, ask them why they think we celebrate Christmas, and whether they can imagine a world without war – without suffering.

Prayer points

Praise God that he gave himself as the ultimate gift sacrifice

Thank God that Jesus is eternally wise, caring, a peace-bringer and yet mighty in power

Pray to God that he would protect the vulnerable as they undertake dangerous journeys, bring reconciliation and peace to war-torn countries and extend his kingdom through these forced displacements.

What else can I do?

  • Stop and learn about the crisis!

    Stop

    Take a stand.
    Learn more about the crisis.

  • Pray with us for refugees!

    Pray

    Raise your voice.
    Pray for migrants and refugees.

  • Share the need with others

    Share

    Make your voice count.
    Share how God is using you.