To Ban or to Band together

Ever since I heard about the Immigration Ban our President has put into place Ive been undecided, uninformed and conflicted. As a follower of Christ I cannot deny what Jesus said in Matthew 25:35-46

Matthew 5:3-12 Kept popping up in my mind like pop-up ad all day. Where Jesus is teaching on the mountainside and the disciples come up to him. The two verse that come to mind are the ones that say “for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven”

God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
God blesses those who are humble,
for they will inherit the whole earth.
God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,[b]
for they will be satisfied.
God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
for they will see God.
God blesses those who work for peace,
for they will be called the children of God.
God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
“God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.

American christianity is nothing compared to the other countries of our world, where you are killed and/or beaten for believing in Christ. Here in America you will be ostracized from social media, family or your workplace.

Missionaries are the real deal that go out and submerse themselves in other cultures and teach brothers and sisters about the goodness, mercy and salvation of Christ, It breaks my heart knowing that they too are in great danger all the time. Yet!!! The Kingdom of Heaven is theirs, Stephen while he was beaten got to see Jesus standing at the right hand of God, I hope to one day be so relentless obeying God to not care what the terrorist, and yes thats who was beating him, do to me. That is pure and holy, it was enough for Jesus to stand for stephen as he came into his presence that day.

The other side of me is filled not with fear, but honor and willingness to defend my country. A country that let’s face it, invaded my peoples land. Navajo and sioux people, and many other tribes of Native Americans. Many(people and tribes) died for simply  attempting to live on their own land and take care of their own.

It will never be wrong to stand and protect a land that was given to you. I want to protect and keep the Pipeline out of the Dakotas, I have land there, those are my people that I want to protect and keep safe. I want America to know and fight to keep her and her people safe. And yes, I understand I cannot control what happens anymore than you can. Nor can our President.

But if we can Band Together maybe we will hear the voice of our Father in Heaven and will not be afraid, and obey his words we will be one.


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