by Katie Lyons

A poor child washed up on the shore of Greece.

I will never forget seeing that photo filling up my Facebook newsfeed.  This is something that should have never happened.  But it did.  And now there are over 12 million refugees, over half of them children like the one from that original photo.

Regardless of politics, I think we can all agree these people need help.  I've been struggling on what that help is supposed to look like.  I don't have a ton of money.  I can't travel over there to help.  I can't house a refugee family.  But I still feel a deep need to help and in searching for that way, I came across World Vision's site and saw Psalm 9:9:

"The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble."

I began to copy it over and over again, a reminder to pray that the refugees would find a safe place, a true refuge from the turmoil of this chaotic, cruel world.  Out of my doodles came this print.

My hope is that this Bible verse will become a prayer you and I say together.  With that in mind, I have designed it to be a print and background for your phone, tablet, or laptop, providing a continual reminder for us to pray.  I will be donating 100% of the proceeds from each print purchased to World Vision's Syrian Refugee Fund.

And so I ask, on this #GivingTuesday, will you prayerfully consider buying this print? World Vision does an amazing job of meeting the needs of those abroad, as they know firsthand what is needed in humanitarian crises.  For more information on World Vision and the refugee fund you can visit their website.  Together, let's help the oppressed find a refuge in their times of trouble.