Episode 18: Crisis at the Border
It’s so tempting to look away from the current border crisis. It’s uncomfortable and politically divisive. It feels too big and too hopeless. But this past week a photo of a father and daughter who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande and enter the US as asylum seekers grabbed our attention and our hearts. It put a human face and story to the numbers at the border. May we have the courage to look at the photo of Oscar and Valeria, to ponder their plight and that of all migrants at the border, and to develop a God-honoring perspective on the whole situation. In this episode of All Things we consider a Biblical view of ourselves, a Biblical view of migrants, what Scripture has to say about loving the sojourner and the vulnerable, and we ponder how we might prayerfully respond. May Jesus not say to you or to me, ““For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me… Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me” (Matthew 25: 42-43; 45).
A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants - Associated Press
The U.S. Migrant Detention Centers Explained - Relevant Magazine
Fleeing North in the Full Armor of God - Christianity Today
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