No Longer Foreigners

I don’t like the way many people in my country treat foreigners. The president wants to build a wall to keep people south of the border from entering this country. He and others unfairly accuse immigrants of being murderers and rapists, when in fact, most are good people. In America, almost all of us are descendants of immigrants. Immigrants are a valuable part of our labor force.

Exodus 22:9 says, “Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.” Psalm 146:9 says, “The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.”

I was once a foreigner. I am a Gentile by birth but I was adopted into God’s family. He destroyed the dividing walls. He welcomed me in. I am no longer a foreigner but a fellow citizen with God’s people (Ephesians 2:19).

This is my father’s world
Oh, let me never forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong
God is the ruler yet

via Daily Prompt: Foreign

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