He Is Not Welcome

15 thoughts on “He Is Not Welcome”

  1. Thank you for sharing. Its beautifully written and filled with mercy and love. We must consider that God is offering a beautiful opportunity to share the gospel with those who may never heard it. In fact, that is exactly how God is using this crisis. To test and grow the compassion of the church and to spread the gospel.

  2. Amy, thank you for this perspective. It is SO NEEDED for us all. I’ve lost *almost* all my faith in the voices that cry out with so much hate and fear. It IS a tragedy. All of it.

    1. Thank you for your encouragement! It is such a heart-wrenching issue. Praying that the church will rise to the occasion and faithfully DO good and passionately preach the Good News.

  3. Perfectly expressed Amy – your words are in my heart and reflect my feelings. Every day I strive to treat everyone with kindness and dignity and attempt to understand their journey. Reading your post reminds me how blessed my life is.

  4. Thank-you for tackling this somewhat controversial issue. I appreciate your willingness to write with love and wisdom about how Christ would ask us to treat refugees. Your insights are a valuable addition to the conversation concerning a group of people that have suffered so much. Your point about risk is especially thought provoking… “And while it’d be presumptuous to assume there’s no risk involved, I’m not sure where Scripture tells us that loving others is a risk-free calling.” Bless you!

  5. You’ve got me tearing up. There are so many stories like this, because they are connected with people. There are lots of issues this should be applied to, and I’m so glad you’re pushing us to take a deeper look at our position on refugees.

  6. This is a great post. I agree with you that too many times we’re not treating the refugees like God’s people. I’m not sure about the United States but I know in Canada all the refugees we took in had been pre-screened and waiting in refugee camps for 5 or more years. To be honest, I’ve lived in a few places and there;s something odd about America in that the immigrants don’t seem to “become American”. I wonder if it’s because they don’t feel welcomed or Americanized, etc. When you ask someone where they’re from they always tell you another country whereas in other place they’ll say they’re from the country they immigrated to. Just an interesting thought! Great post.

  7. This is the kind of post I want to be reading right now. I don’t care about the gossip, the bickering, or the finger-pointing. I care about the people behind the political issues. This was absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Well said! It IS complicated and they ARE people….I wish discussions about this could all be more level headed!

  9. A sensitive topic which fires up so many emotions (and unkind words at times) on all sides. You have stated your thoughts in love. Thank you for sharing your insight and for your heart to make a difference. Blessings!

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