Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine alters, O Lord of hosts, my King, a nd my God.
Rosa had no place left to turn. She was in the country illegally, but for her children's sake, she had to try to stay. She found herself with her two boys on the steps of a New Mexico church. Inside, she hoped to find the sanctuary she needed. There was no hope if the church turned her away.
Many people in this country are in deep trouble for offering sanctuary to illegal immigrants. There men and women have taken seriously God's charge to care for all His children, even at the risk of personal safety and security. Some have gone to jail, so strongly do they believe.
The church should be a place where people find hope and safety. If it does not provide these things, it is not really the church. We need to reach out to those who reach to us. Only by doing so can we stand proud, calling Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Prayer: Let the feelings of my heart be made real through my actions, Lord. Help me to live out the things that I believe. Amen.
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