immigration

He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:18-19

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39

Immigration?

On the personal level: I’m the daughter of an immigrant and the great-granddaughter of immigrants. My family was once “one of them” too.

On the Geo-political level: We have known for many years now that they have been working on incrementally implementing new political-geographical arrangements for global boundaries; that the plan for a North American Union, uniting Canada, USA and Mexico, has been in the works. This should not be a shock to us at this point.

On the physical level: Are these people not our neighbors? We have plenty of ways by which we can obey Jesus teachings about neighbors, by being concerned with their welfare, needs and provision. God is concerned for immigrants. He is concerned for travelers and sojourners. He is concerned for neighbors. He is concerned for foreigners. And many of them are also our brethren in Christ. Whether they know Him yet or not, how beautiful could our witness to them or our fellowship with them be, if we realize our role in their lives?

On the spiritual level : We know that USA or “America” or North America or this world, is not our kingdom. Jesus is our kingdom and His kingdom is eternal and transcends whatever changes are happening physically, culturally and politically in the kingdoms and nations of the world system. We are not bound by those things. Nothing hinders us. Our kingdom is not of “this world”. We are free to be and live HIS kingdom.

4 thoughts on “immigration

  1. Amen! JESUS kingdom is not of this WORLD! and I refused to Get Ensnared by this Present Darkness that has been Cooked up – for such a time as this — I am with you and in total Agreement and am praying !

  2. This is so fitting for this time. How can so many not see God’s heart here in relation to the foreigner or alien? So many want to jump on the political bandwagon rather than here what God is saying on this matter.

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