Who Are We To Say?

Friday, September 4, 2015


I can't get the image of this sweet boy washed up on the shores of some beach out of my head. I just can't. 

Who are we to say "you're not welcome here?" Who are we to lock the land of plenty we live in and throw away the key? Who are we to enjoy the privilege and abundance of this place that came to us from people JUST LIKE AYLAN AND HIS FAMILY seeking a better life? For the love of God, this land is not my own, there's room, there's opportunity. I listen to people like Donald Trump and Anne whatever her blasted name is taking about putting up walls and I burn with fire in my belly because my Jesus went to the cross to tear those down. He bled out so we could ALL be free.... Not free to hoard up the world our God created, not free to oppress, but free to bring Him glory. And that baby, with his face being smacked over and over by the waves, eyes open wide, limp and still in his sneakers- that ain't glory... That's greed, that's gluttony, that's prejudice and racism and the clearest picture from the pits of hell. That's the face of the devil and the trophy of his work. 

I can't stop crying this morning. No, I'm not proud to be an American today. Not when things like this are happening in our watch, not when we are so damn focused on our comfort that we forget humanity, not when we are so caught up in our freedoms that we completely neglect the freedoms of the people who's backs they came on, not when people are so desperate for new life that that put their families on rafts from Cuba to risk everything and we ship them back of their toe lands in six inches of water.... I'm not okay with that. I won't ever be. Those families risked more to bring oppertunity for those they love than most of us ever will- because we are privileged. 

What will it take for us to put people first. Bodies. Souls. Humanity created to do remarkable things? How many more Aylan faces will it take for us to uncallous our hearts and stop putting our own comfort first- not outer lives- our comforts. Newsflash- our kids aren't the most important children in the world- they aren't. They all matter. How are you using your voice to be a voice for change? For God's glory? #aylanslifemattered 

Now read this: factual and powerful:

http://www.craiggreenfield.com/blog/2015/8/31/jesus-was-a-refugee?utm_content=buffera6f06&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

1 comment:

  1. SHOULD CHILDREN BE SENTENCED TO DEATH WITHOUT A TRAIL BY STEVE FINNELL

    Should unborn children be executed without a judge and twelve jurors sentencing them to death? Why do adults get their day in court, but the unborn are killed without a fair trial? Why are the unborn deemed worthy of death?

    The advocates of abortion contend that unborn children are not human, but are simply nonhuman fetal tissue.

    God make clear the life begins at conception.

    Job 3:3 "May the day perish on which I was born. And the night in which it was said, 'A male child is conceived.'(NKJV)

    Children are children at conception.

    Genesis 25:21-22 Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife , because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, "If all is well, why am I this way?" So she went to inquire of the Lord.(NKJV)

    Rebekah do not conceive nonhuman fetuses. Children struggled in her womb.

    Luke 1:36 "Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this now the sixth month for her who was called barren.(NKJV)

    Elizabeth conceived a son. She did not conceive a nonhuman fetus.

    Did the Virgin Mary conceive Jesus as the Son of God, or was Jesus a nonhuman blog, called a fetus? (Luke 1:30-31)


    Since Roe v Wade 57 million unborn babies have been executed without appearing before a judge and a jury of their peers. What crime did those 57 million babies commit that they should be sentenced to death without a trial.

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    Posted by Steve Finnell at 5:15 AM No comments:
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