The Children On The Border
I have lacked the courage to write this article, but I do so now.
The perspective I give is my own…I do not seek to force it on anyone, nor do I condemn anyone who disagrees with me.
My perspective is based on my best understanding of the Scriptures and is based on that understanding alone, not any political implications that may flow from my conclusions.
My perspective is based on what I believe the churches response should be…I care little about the political ones.
The thought of children sleeping in what amount to kennels after surviving the horrors of a thousand mile journey keeps me up at night.
This is first and foremost, a humanitarian crisis.
The church has always responded generously and sacrificially to such and should do so again.
Some identify these “illegal aliens” and legally, they are.
I do not identify them as such.
I identify them as refugees from oppression, aliens and sojourners as spoken of in Scripture, as my neighbor, and finally…as children.
I do not believe the kingdom of God has borders.
They are, in my heart and spirit, the very people that Jesus said He came to and for and the people that He instructed us to especially care for.
Anything we do in regard to these children must be grounded in this understanding of who they are and what our duties are in front of Christ, not country.
My perspective is that the church should embrace and care for these children as Christ would, while praying fervently that He provide the financial resources, wisdom, and people to do so to His glory.
I am not unconcerned or ignorant of all the political and financial ramifications of what I believe…they are simply secondary to what the Scriptures and The Holy Spirit say to me.
That’s my view.
I could be wrong.