Mary, Joseph, and Jesus were Refugees

Afghanistan, August 2021

My prayer today: that America would swing wide its gates for the Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban.

This is who we are as a country:

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

-From The Colossus, the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty

Read below for some words from my Christmas 2020 Post that are applicable today.

(From Christmas 2020)

“As soon as Jesus was born, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus immediately became refugees as they fled the violence of the Herod regime. Mary and Joseph were prompted BY AN ANGEL NO LESS to flee to Egypt. That is to say, God told Mary and Joseph to leave their homeland and live as refugees in Egypt until they could safely return after Herod’s death…

…It is not enough to say that God is for and with refugees. It must be said that God Himself has been a refugee.”

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