Could Jesus be coming to us again in the guise of an Afghan child?
Millions of people around the world have been displaced and are wandering the globe trying to find shelter and a new place to call home. In many places, these refugees and migrants are not welcome and live without access to resources and support they need. With Advent in the background, Erich Bridges reflects on the experiences of refugees and migrants, urging communities of faith to step up and meet the need of caring for new neighbors.
“Advent” means the coming, the arrival, of a special person or event. In the Christian calendar, it marks the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Could Jesus be coming to us again in the guise of an Afghan child? And if so, will we welcome him and give him shelter?
Read the article by Erich Bridges, which originally appeared on Baptist News Global, here.
Erich Bridges, a Baptist journalist for more than 40 years, retired in 2016 as global correspondent for the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board. He lives in Richmond, Va.