3/05/2013

Sometimes, actually often, I wonder why our government acts like it does.  It seems to me that the obvious thing to do is protect and save the people mentioned in this article.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghanistan-translators-danger-20130302,0,4097561.story

1 comment:

Sarah Harris said...

This is really sad. In our church service this morning we went over Ecclesiastes 4.

Verses 1-3 state:

"Again I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun. Look, the tears of the oppressed—with no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power—with no one to comfort them. And I thought the dead, who have already died, more fortunate than the living, who are still alive; but better than both is the one who has not yet been, and has not seen the evil deeds that are done under the sun".

The oppression faced by these people is something to lament about, especially when we see the powers (eg. the U.S. and Canada) not doing anything to help and implementing laws that make it even harder for these people to find refuge here. The good news is that God is for the oppressed, the refugees, the windows, and the orphans, and we can look forward to a coming Kingdom where this evil will cease and this world will be redeemed.