We, as a nation are under attack. Tens of thousands of minor children from Latin American countries have swarmed to our borders. We, as a nation have detained them and are looking at a solution for "re-introducing" (deporting) them to their native countries. This has become a major problem and could cost this country hundreds of millions of dollars, money we simply do not have.
So what do we do? That is not an easy question. If we feed and clothe them, we may never get rid of them. And if we do send them home all they will do is tell their friends and then come right back to our border, for more food and clothing. It is a vicious circle.
I do not understand why this is suddenly our problem? Why aren't their governments doing anything about this? Actually, I think their governments may encouraging this migration, this invasion. This after the billions of dollars we funnel to them in aid. That is not fair.
To be honest, this seems almost surreal, almost unbelievable, almost super natural. I understand that it is real, but I ask myself why? Why would my God let this happen to a Christian country. Don't we do enough already? Haven't we bent over backwards to help? Why?
I believe that God is present in our lives every day. I believe that God is still in the miracle business and God is in control. Maybe this is part of God's plan. God has given this great country several nudges to do things and we seem to get tied up in things that really don't matter. Maybe God has had enough!
Matthew 25:31-46New International Version (NIV)
The Sheep and the Goats31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
How do we handle this? It may be the same way we handle God.