Caring for the Least of These!
I will never understand how Bible-believing professing Christians will have compassion for some but not others.
You don't have to agree with them or even approve of their choices or how they came to our country.
Jesus called us to love our NEIGHBORS (not just those that live on each side of our dwellings but people who are outside of our culture, ethnicity, even political or faith belief system).
Would you want to be treated with the same prejudices, snobbery, hateful language and snide remarks as I hear from some who are speaking about the immigration issue? I think not!
I think this also goes for those who lifestyle choices are contrary to our Christian faith. It is the true Love of Christ that will bring them to the Cross. We are called to be a light in the midst of the ever darkening world. Offering ourselves as living epistles to those we encounter. Giving compassion, helping those in need, caring and praying and bringing encouragement.
Brothers & Sisters in the Lord, PLEASE ask the Lord to reveal how to Love those that may not look like us, talk like us, or even believe like us. Think about it, how can we go into all the world and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ - that He came to save us and set us free all from the darkness of sin that is inside of us so that we could no longer live in the bondage of this world and have hope and eternal life of freedom and liberty - if we have bitterness and prejudices towards others?
How can we stand for the lives of the unborn, yet have such negative feelings about the children literally fleeing for their lives for a better way of life? If we are truly Pro-Life we must also be pro-child both pre-born and born.
I know this issue of Immigration is very complex and many people are probably sick of my post and status updates about this. But hear my heart we must care for these kids no matter the circumstance just as we would those in Foster Care waiting for adoption. It is our Christian duty and responsibility to love, feed, and care. The Bible says to care for the orphan and the foreigner in our land. These Children are both!
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation.
And here’s why:
I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.’
“Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’
Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’
“Then he will turn to the ‘goats,’ the ones on his left, and say, ‘Get out, worthless goats! You’re good for nothing but the fires of hell.
And why? Because— I was hungry and you gave me no meal, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was homeless and you gave me no bed, I was shivering and you gave me no clothes, Sick and in prison, and you never visited.’ Matthew 25:31-46 MSG