What About The Refugees?


I wrote this last night, but looking at it today made me question the wisdom in posting it.

But low and behold, in my email today was a post by J. Lee Grady, saying somewhat the same thing.

So, why not? I believe what I wrote is truth, so with the risk of sounding like a liberal, I’m gonna talk about something that’s very dear to the heart of God.

People.

Red and yellow, black and white, they’re all precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.

But only if they were born in America, to American parents. Right?

Wrong!

The United States of America is only 239 years old. Jesus died and rose again 2,000 years ago. Why did He do it? Because He loved the world so much! 

Jesus died for the nations – regardless of their political persuasions or religious convictions. Do you hear me? THE NATIONS!

How are the nations to hear of God’s great love, and the power of the Gospel, if American missionaries are not allowed into the nations?

Hundreds of thousands of refugees are being batted about from nation to nation like badminton shuttlecocks. Their lives are up in the air, without any fault of their own.

They simply want to live. 

What if the refugee crisis is God’s way of speeding up the distribution process of His message? Well?

What if?

What if America, even as bad and as unchristian as it acts, is supposed to be God’s end time Ark of Safety?

Like you, I’ve read the posts. “America can’t afford any more refugees! Impeach Obama! He’s destroying our country!”

Yes, I’ve read all that stuff. But what if YOU were the Syrian who’s only looking for a place to live? What would you do?

God told Noah to build the ark so He could sustain life. And since God is on record as saying mankind is worth much more than sparrows, couldn’t He have planned this massive, worldwide movement?

There’s a proverb you and I should pay attention to.

“People curse those who hoard their grain, but they bless the one who sells in time of need.” (Proverbs 11:26 NLT)

What’s it mean? It’s never good to be stingy with what we have, whether as individuals or as a nation.

“But the extra load will bust our economy!” 

God is able to make all His grace abound toward those who do His will.

“If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord – and He will repay you.” (Proverbs 19:17 NLT)

We pray, “Lord, raise up workers, missionaries, and send them to the nations. God, open the door for Your glorious gospel!”

And it’s good to pray that way.

But what if God is answering those prayers in ways which make life a little more challenging for us holy Americans?

What if illegal aliens are here (unbeknownst to them) to hear the Gospel? What if the refugees aren’t coming here to make the U.S. a Muslim nation? Oh, some may THINK it’s their plan, but God has ways of bringing HIS will to pass.

How do you know what their intent is? Besides, as Joseph told his brothers, “You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good.”

I’m as concerned as the next patriotic person about how can this nation take on any more people. But I have an even greater concern.

How can these people hear the Gospel that will not only change their earthly lives, but also their FOREVERS?

So what about the refugees? 

What about you and I? We’re the ones who claim to have faith in the living God. Isn’t He able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we can ask or even think?

Isn’t the God we love and serve NOT WILLING that ANY MAN PERISH?

What about the refugees? 

Open your hearts and let them in.

It could be the best thing for this nation.
Who knows?
God does.

As for the illegals? Well, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a wall built anytime soon, so I think the best one can do is trust God. 

And make sure we love the ones He loves.