"The Lord keeps faith forever,
secures justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry,
the Lord sets captives free.
The Lord gives sight to the blind;
the Lord raises up those who were bowed down.
The Lord loves the just;
the Lord protects strangers.
The fatherless and the widow the Lord sustains,
but the way of the wicked he thwarts,
The Lord shall reign forever;
your God, O Zion, through all generations..."
This is comforting and reassuring to us, certainly. And then we realize that God accomplishes all these wondrous deeds through our hands and hearts. God gives food to the hungry through us, sets captives free through us, raises up the bowed down through us. God always works through human beings. God inspires us to act and guides the work of our hands, but--make no mistake--if we don't roll up our sleeves, these strangers will go unprotected. One of the most powerful songs on Christian radio recently was about a guy looking up to heaven after seeing such poverty and sadness here on earth. "Why don't you do something, God?" And God said, "I did. I created you." ("Do Something" by Matthew West-link below). The world's refugees and immigrants are looking to us, the USA to "do something." So, what are we going to do? Love, heidi