Monday, January 14, 2013


Deuteronomy 10 - 18 He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien residing among you, giving them food and clothing. 19 So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. (also see Zachariah 7:10 and Leviticus 19:33,34)

The alien in different translations: the foreigner, stranger, or sojourner. Or in up-to-date terms, the illegal immigrant. Oh, ouch...illegal sounds like a bad word, an unacceptable word. It is a shame some people think that, because Jesus was an illegal immigrant to Egypt (and the Israelites were in verse 19). Now was He labeled as an illegal immigrant? No, that word was not created yet. He was an alien.

We helped out a family in the trailer park, by removing the insulation under their home and also removing damaged furniture in the house. One mother with 4 children, oldest being 5 years old who has been diagnosed with special needs. The mom cannot work, because she must take care of her kids and has no money for a daycare and no family to help her. Also, her husband has been stuck in the immigration office for the past year and they will not deport him to his country. They just have him stuck in jail. Justice?

Jesus loves this family. He knows exactly what they are going through. Jesus' family fled from terror and persecution and difficulty, trying to seek refuge in Egypt. This family did the same thing, they tried to seek refuge in the United States, but in today’s world there are so many laws and rules that now she is stuck. The only way out, is for us, the church, to help her [like Jesus commands us to]. This church we worked with has received God’s love. Like Eph 3:18,19 says that we will not be able to understand ALL of God’s love yet, but this church has continued to keep digging to find out how deep it is. They hear God’s heart, they feel God’s love...and now they show it to others, especially this family. Just like Jesus