It’s Wrong.

It’s wrong. And I will stand alongside anyone else who says it is wrong. We don’t need to agree on anything else. In fact, this is living out the promise of Jesus.

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

Being free means that I can stand up among people whom I live and agree with much and call this policy evil, much to their dismay. Being free means that I can stand alongside people with whom I would have much disagreement and call this policy evil, and they agree. Freedom means that I don’t worry about which political party I am strengthening or weakening.

The political decision by the Trump Administration to cruelly separate children from their parents is wrong. Are there partisan politicians using this as an opportunity to shrill? Absolutely. On both sides.

Is it crazy to those of us who believe abortion is wrong to see some of the organizations that are advocating for children separated from their parents? Yes. Should it? Maybe. If you believe this is hypocrisy on their part, then be thankful that it’s not your hypocrisy. If you think they or others are using this to gain attention – so be it. It’s still wrong – and acting on that is freedom.

You nor I would care if the drama queen of the South was telling us when it’s our house burning. It’s our house. It’s burning. This behavior is torching our country, but more importantly it is destroying the lives of tender children.

Sin is debilitating. We feel forced to act in ways that we would rather not. We find ourselves making decisions that we knew were incorrect. Somehow, someway, in the moment we felt as if we did not have any choice. This, friends, is the work of the prince of this world, Satan. Lies and deception that seem to force us into a corner.

The behavior of this administration; Trump, Sessions, et al, is using the methods of the prince of this world. It is always our greatest temptation and it goes all the way back to Eve: you shall be as gods – knowing right from wrong.

Maybe you’re not sure it’s your problem. Well, if you are a follower of Jesus, then it is.

And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?

I believe this particular issue will change very soon. Possibly by tomorrow. But it’s not that simple. Something has happened in the lives of many children that may never be reversed; both by emotional scars, and the reality that some may never be reunited with their parents.

Live in Freedom. Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Published by Daniel M Harding

Husband, father, associate pastor.

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