It is illegal for someone to enter your house without permission, right? And if someone enters your house without permission, it is usually called "breaking and entering" or, at the least, "trespassing", correct? Even if you know the person (family, close friends), he or she still has to have permission to enter your house. (Unless, of course, the police have a search warrant, or a firefighter is trying to save someone from your burning house, or an EMT is trying to get in to administer treatment...and even then, there is some form of legal permission that is granted). And usually those with permission to enter your house enter by the proper way, the door. So, why, then, can anyone come into the U.S. (house) by any means (not always a door, even without permission (passport, other documentation, etc.)? Even U.S. citizens (legal tenants in the house) who leave this country by the proper ways (airports, ground checkpoints, sea checkpoints...a.k.a. "doors") HAVE TO COME BACK INTO THE U.S. BY THE PROPER WAYS (checkpoints, airports, etc., "doors") AND WITH THE PROPER PERMISSION (passports, etc.). What? It doesn't make sense to me. I think it's neat that people from other countries want to visit, live, and work here in the U.S.; I enjoy visiting their countries, too, and wouldn't mind living in some of them. However, there is a proper, in order, legal way of doing these things. I would get arrested for entering someone's house without permission, illegally, right? And I wouldn't even want to do that, let alone enter another country without permission. I understand that some people want to live in the U.S. for an opportunity for a better life, but there are still proper, in order, legal ways to do things. And, a note to all those the previous sentence applies to: you will never find a better life if you do not know Christ. And, along those lines, if the U.S. doesn't turn to Christ/back to Christ, then the this "house" will crumble...and probably sooner than later. (No Christ, no order.)
A SHOUT-OUT TO ALL WHO ARE DOING THINGS PROPERLY, IN ORDER, AND LEGALLY--ALTHOUGH IT MAY SEEM LIKE IT TAKES FOREVER AND MAY BE TOUGH--GOD WILL HELP AND SEE YOU THROUGH.
[The "random" things the Holy Spirit causes me to think about in Sunday School. And thanks to Him for reminding me by using the video I share before this post.]