Last night 60 Minutes reported again on the chemical attacks of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on his own people. This is not the first major network to report on the atrocities, nor is it even the first time 60 Minutes has aired a lengthy segment. (The first was back in February.) It cannot be said that the world does not know what is happening in Syria.
Yet, neither the UN nor any nation is taking definitive steps to curb the brutal killing of innocent citizens. True, many (including Israel) are providing humanitarian relief to those impacted, but Assad allies (such as Russia) turn a blind eye to the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. Not a single UN resolution has been issued, despite the blatant human rights violations.
(If you wish to see the latest 60 Minutes report on Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his people, click here. Warning: parts are very graphic and not suitable for children or those highly sensitive to seeing human cruelty.)
These are signs of the times. Total disregard of human life will become more and more prevalent as the end times unfold. Believers, it is time for us to be about our Father’s business. While most of us will never have the opportunity to do something tangible in Syria, we most certainly can pray.
But understand also that we can do tangible things right where the Father has placed us. Syria is not the only place in need of God’s love. Our workplaces need it. Our neighborhoods need it. Our families need it. Our friends need it.
Indeed, prayer is the Father’s business, but He has called us to more! Let’s be fully about the Father’s business!