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Wrapping our prayers around the immigration crisis

I live in a city in the United States close to the Mexican border where immigration has long been a part of daily community life. I’ve benefited from the influx of business resulting from international trade and have enjoyed friendships with those who have come from other countries. But I’ve also been saddened by the tragedies that have occurred, the illegal drug runners flying unmarked planes low over pastures, and the increasing divisiveness the immigration issue has engendered. This issue and other world problems call for prayers that make a difference. At first, praying about the immigration crisis just seemed too complex to me. But the urgency of the situation was brought home to me when violence took the lives of innocent people in El Paso, Texas, where I also have family. I knew I needed to pray about the crisis, but where to start? To help me glimpse a more spiritual perspective on immigration, I turned to the Bible – which in a sense can be seen as one long immigration story of a people moved by their search to understand God. In their quest for a homeland, the children of Israel initially searched for a physical place. Centuries later, Christ Jesus revealed that the true “promised land” of God wasn’t a piece of real estate but a heavenly concept. He said, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you” […]

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