Concerning the illegal immigration debate, the question begs to be asked -- What is it that we fear? Do we think, if illegal immigrants get some sort of governmental benefit, that it lessens our slice of the American pie? Should it even be the government we look to as our provider? If you think about it, government makes for a really small god. How many times have you heard that, when we baby boomers need Social Security, it won't be there? Lord Chancellor Thurlow said, "Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to be damned and nobody to be kicked?"
King David noted that, in all his life, he had never seen a righteous man forsaken or his kids begging bread. Because he was merciful and gave to the poor, his descendants were blessed. We have a wonderful opportunity to do just that with the aliens among us, as well as widows and orphans, the endangered unborn, those languishing in nursing homes, single moms, foster kids, prisoners -- the list is endless.
The future is bright for those who obey God in this. Not just for us, but for our children and grandchildren. Isn't that what we all want? To know we and those we love will be cared for? When we accept Christ, we come into a loving relationship as child to father with the living God. As our father, he will never leave us or forsake us. He will provide all our needs. He will prepare a place for us to live with him forever.
Then we won't have to put our trust in the government, a very necessary entity, but which should never be misconstrued as our God.
Erin Gibson, Payson