Welcome the Refugee

“For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing. So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 10:17-19)

These words that Moses spoke to the Israelites are as important now as they were then. The leaders of our nation have forgotten that the vast majority of people here were aliens at one time or another. Now, they would have us fear the alien. Especially those have skin of a different color.

“Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7)

At the foot of the cross, we are all equal. There is no difference in skin color, or other outward appearances. All believers are one in Christ.

Our President has been quite open about his feelings towards people of color. He has expressed his desire that our nation have more immigrants from nations that are predominately white. He has referred to people from south of our border using prejudiced names. These are human beings. Not some commodity to be used and tossed around like pawns in a political game.

These refugees traveled hundreds of miles to escape violent and corrupt nations. They have been held in squalid camps just south of the border for months on end. With little or no hope of gaining asylum in the United States.

Had these refugees come from places like Norway or Sweden, the President would have welcomed them with open arms. They are neither white, nor wealthy. And so the President deems them unacceptable.

Donald Trump praises the construction of his “border wall” meant to keep out the people from south. The “USA” caption on his red cap actually means “Unwilling to Save Anyone”.

It still astounds me how many millions of “Christians” can support and vociferously defend this evil racist man. There is nothing in the teachings of Christ that say we should support or condone evil.

In fact, the Apostle Paul said we should expose evil for what it is: “Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;” (Ephesians 5:11)

Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camp Auschwitz.

So many people marked the occasion with the words “Never Again”. But I wonder how many of them really understand what that means? It means to never let anything remotely close to that ever happen again.

And yet, here we are. With unwanted people being held in camps. All because the nation who has always welcomed immigrants and refugees in the past is led by a man who does not believe in that.

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
(“The New Colussus”, Emma Lazarus, 1883)

Published by Stephen Bridgeman

Follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christian warrior. Believer in the divinely inspired inerrant Word of God in the Scriptures.

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