It’s hard to write a blog post on decluttering and other 1st world problems when you hear on the news about the border crisis, hungry children around the world, and other bigger problems. Our pastor at church on Sunday reminded us to pray – especially when the right solution isn’t clear. Specifically he said to pray for our leaders.
In my opinion, it’s important to look at the law involved in a governmental situation, rather than just at the leader. The law has been around longer than the ruler, and obviously laws can be interpreted, but there’s a reason why a law was established and needs to be upheld.
Still, with the goal of keeping the law, needs to be grace. When a leader has an obligation to follow the law, in this sinful world there will be casualties in the wake. We know what God desires of us – to love Him and to love others. Whatever your stance is on the border crisis, I hope that we all can agree on the fact that we need to help the immigrant children. Here’s one of many groups helping them: Holy Family Institute.
I don’t believe that praying is a cop-out. I believe that it’s a true solution to a problem. God asks that we come before Him to pray. (1 Peter 2) We are to entrust ourselves to God, as He is one who judges justly. If we are involved in government, we have the responsibility to do things God’s way – to punish those who do wrong and reward those who do right. We have a responsibility to love others, even when it might mean tough love for a time.
There are many reasons why our borders must be secure. One reason is the problem of human trafficking; without secure borders this has become an increasing problem in the United States. I’m not going to dive into this complex issue in this blog, but if you’re interested here’s info on an organization helping: Asservo Project.
Pray. Love. Repeat.