Let the Little Children Come

Pondering the border situation

“Let all the little children come.
Don’t keep the kids away.”
The Savior said those words so long ago.
He was passionate and forceful
as he stood up for their rights.
Kids are persons with real needs as we well know.

But their right to claim Christ’s blessing
and their right to claim our land
aren’t synonymous as some prefer to think.
But these children are still children
needing what we have to give
not the least of which is shelter, food and drink.

Lord, please help us as we ponder
what to do and what to say
as we read the words inscribed on Liberty.
Are the tempest tossed and tired
still invited to our shores?
Or must we restrict migration to stay free?