The number of Syrian refugees in Jordan is about 1.5 million, and nearly 80 percent of Syrian refugees live in poverty with little money. As refugees, in the refugee camps in Amman, Irbid, and Mafraq in Jordan, take up low-paying jobs, the local Jordanians are losing their jobs and growing hatred and discontent against Syrian refugees.
Also, the lack of education and facilities for the Syrian children and youth has exposed them to dangers by selling cigarettes or begging in the market or on the streets at an early age; it is imperative to resolve this issue to protect Syria’s next generation.
The Syrian refugees who struggled in the throes of the civil war have come to Jordan overcoming hardship, but their fierce struggle to keep their livelihoods continues. The refugees are becoming poorer in spirit.
Wounds and fear fill the hearts of Syrian university students as they mourn deeply for their war-torn country. The largest university in Jordan holds a multi-ethnic festival every year. When young people from many ethnic groups show off their cultures, dances, and food in a festive mood, the Syrian young adults display the tragic scenes of death from war, the model tombs, the children’s cries, and tears.
The sadness and pain of the Syrian people seemed invisible in the campus festival. Only the young Syrians were mourning in the pain and despair of the war.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Jesus has given the kingdom of heaven that you cannot compare with anything, to the Syrians who are poor in spirit. Our Lord has given the grieving Syrian refugees the true comfort no one can give. No one seems to love them, but Jesus loves the Syrians with his life. No one and nothing can stop Jesus’ love for Syria.
Our Jesus will make the Syrians the most glorious on the last day and pour the eternal blessings of heaven upon them. As Jesus promised to wipe away the tears of all people, he will cleanse the wounds and tears of the Syrians. Amen
1. May they overcome the pain and sorrow of war with the life of Jesus Christ!!
2. Let the next generation of Syria, in dire circumstances and reality, know Jesus Christ and rise as the new powerful generation of God!!
For to which of the angels did He ever say,
“You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You”?
“I will be a Father to Him
And He shall be a Son to Me”?
Lord, we lift the Syrian refugees in Jordan. Please watch the souls of Syria as they were forced to leave their homeland and came to this foreign land yet they still cannot live a decent life.
Lord, we believe You have adopted Syrian refugees as your son. Please touch their hearts as they are poor in spirit because of their struggle from the throes of the civil war, and restore them with Your infinite love for the son.
Let them not continue to meditate and blame the deep wounds and the throes of war, but let them be free as they look upon Jesus Christ, their life and truth!
Let the young generation in desperate circumstances believe and trust in You, Father God and grow with Your word and become a powerful generation!