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Monday, September 17, 2012

How Does God View Migrants?


"There are right now 214 million international migrants in our world," Chetti said. "Forty-nine percent or 106 million of them are Christian; 27 percent or 60 million are Muslim; and the remaining 24 percent are Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and others."

What does God have to say about how we are to view the migrant?
Plenty! Just look at the characters of the Bible:
  • Adam and Eve were expelled from paradise and subsequently had to fend for themselves.
  • Cain, having failed to recognize and love his brother, his neighbor, became a displaced person.
  • Noah and his family were forced to leave their place of origin because of natural disaster.
  • Abraham, Sarah, Hagar and Lot were forced to leave their homes and search neighboring countries for survival.
All migrants! Jesus himself was a refugee, who fled to Egypt as a child. Later in his ministry, Jesus never ceased to cross the borders in order to reach those at the boundaries.
All of these migrants were valued and used in mighty ways by God.
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