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Deuteronomy 10:19 “You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
Do you remember the last time you were the new person? Do you remember how hard it was to figure out all the rules of your new place? Do you remember the person who reached out to you, who showed you love and kindness?
God loves strangers, and loves them so deeply and so righteously that they are changed into God’s children. My hope and prayer is that we love the stranger, wherever and however they come—into our church, our family, our school, or our country—so deeply and so righteously that they become our family, too.
Today the Church remembers Independence Day.