We All Are Immigrants

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body:  so also is Christ.   13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free;  and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.   14 For the body is not one member, but many.   15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body;  is it therefore not of the body? (1 Corinthian 12:12-15 KJV)

23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour;  and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.   24 For our comely parts have no need:  but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:  25 That there should be no schism in the body;  but that the members should have the same care one for another.   26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it;  or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. (1 Corinthian 12:23-26 KJV)

I have written in a blog that we are one people. We are actually one body that have derived from one couple in the Garden of Eden. Therefore, we are of one body, working together to not only make a living but to better the world. Thinking of these passages from 1 Corinthian made me think of immigrants. Immigrants are a part of the body. We are all immigrants. No matter which country, city or place of residence, we all have come from somewhere other than where we presently are. Yet, we work to make a better place.

Most of the countries were mostly built on the shoulders of people that have come from another local. They are called the immigrant until they start working where we need them to work. After the job is completed, they become the horrid immigrant again, disgusting people. We want to rid ourselves of the horrific immigrant until we need them again, forgetting our horrific background was the same. These people are a part of the body. Why the schism? The body can not continue without the other part, the so-called immigrant.

There is one God. God made Adam and Eve. From Adam and Eve came all of us, the body. As written in 1 Corinthian 12:26 ‘whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it’. No matter who we call ourselves as or what we call ourselves, we all are baptized into one body (see verse 13). One part can not operate properly when a part is missing, disregarded or simply denied the chance to exist or immigrate while trying to exist. God is watching and will have His way.

We should care what is happening to the unfortunate immigrant, a part of the body. We wash and care for our bodies, so should we care about the other part of the body. We should care for one another. God said to honor the mother and father and love one another, what happened? I realize siblings fuss and fight but, in the end, blood is thicker than water. We are all brothers and sisters, parts of the body. All I ask is for people to wake up and listen to God. The devil is tearing us apart so that the body can not work nor live together.

 

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