There are children fleeing foreign lands
Parents are desperate for child’s survival
Tragedy far away is hard to understand
How do we react upon their arrival?

Children tired, beaten down and hungry
They’re only looking for salvation
Some people shout expressions, angry!
Say they’re not welcome in our nation

Lady Liberty says;
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

What Would Jesus Do
If he were here with me and you?
Would he send these kids away?
What if this is a test to prove your morals true?
Will you show compassion today?

Would you take a child in to nurture
Or send him back to a land of war
Would you take away a child’s future
Is that what the Founding Fathers were fighting for?

Lady Liberty says;
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

– Brian Crandell

© 2015, poem, Brian Candell, All rights reserved

Suffer the little children to come to me, James Wills, 1746
Suffer the little children to come to me, James Wills, 1746 (public domain)

Luke 18:15-17 ~

“Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

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