You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:34)
Have you ever traveled to a foreign or distant land? When arriving, did you adapt quickly or did it take some adjusting? I am sure we can recall some point in our lives, when we felt out of place or as if we did not belong. Even if we did not have that experience, we were all born into a world unknown. The world in which we live, has been in existence for a very long time. We have not always been apart of it. We came to know it after being accepted and adjusting to the system that was put in place by our forefathers. Have we forgotten what it’s like to be isolated due to unforeseen circumstances? In the same regard, God loves us and has accepted us as his own to those who believe in Him. He too was rejected and hated by many but had to endure for the sake of the world to set us free. Now that we are no longer slaves, we are also not in bondage. If we are free in Him, why isolate or hold someone else in captivity? Today especially, I challenge you to free yourself in God as well as others. For those who are in Him, are all foreigners passing through and waiting to enter eternal life. This is not our final destination.