M. Lisa Scinto, African-American Author
6 April 2020: In the Eyes of God, there is no difference between the heir to the British Throne and this poor child in a cage at the United States Border.
Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt. Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.” Exodus 22:21-24 21
My pastor did a series on the wrath of God; how He punished Old Testament Israel when they disobeyed his laws. The punishments included invasions and enslavement in Babylon. God’s laws warn us not to oppress and take advantage of widows, orphans and foreigners. Christians believe His word is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Mary and Joseph fled with the infant Jesus to Africa to save Him from Herod’s slaughter of infants in Bethlehem. Ancient Rome was highly managed; they also occupied Egypt. Rome was counting the World so that they could be taxed. I doubt that Joseph and Mary checked in with the Romans at the border. They more than likely crossed the Egyptian border and went into hiding.
Many people fled to the United States from violence in South America. Some arrived with their relatives, some children were sent alone in order to save their lives. The United States of America, the richest civilization that ever existed on the face of earth, took desperate foreign children away from their parents and put many in cages. Some arrived as families. Some were women and children; possibly widows whose husbands died along the way or were executed in the carnage in some South American countries. Their stories are numerous.
We made some of them orphans. We mistreated foreigners in our land. We put infants in cages often and left them for hours in dirty diapers. We refused to give many of them flu shots because it would be giving free medical care to illegal aliens. Several children at the border were noted to have died from influenza.
Now God has put us in cages! We cannot leave our homes! He sent a plague to our land; to the world.
We need to pray for forgiveness and atone for our sinfulness as a nation. We have broken God’s laws.
“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren that you do unto me.”
Paper stimulus checks won’t arrive until August for people who do not have online checking and auto deposits… 5 month to get money for food and rent. This exposes the underbelly of American society; wealthiest society that ever existed. Using a biblical comparison we are possibly richer than Solomon yet lines are wrapped around the block to get emergency bags of food from charity after missing a couple pay checks. It is deplorable.