Something I read stuck with me all day long, so I decided to share my revelation. I was reading in Exodus, the first chapter, with the Israelites Oppressed in Egypt. Verse 12 really spoke to me,
“But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly.”
Oh how quickly we forget our past! The reason this struck a chord with me is because of my work with the Sudanese Refugees here in TA. The numbers are increasing rapidly, and the Israeli’s don’t want them here. They are living in horrible conditions, work only the lowest of the lowest jobs, BUT low and behold…..they are multiplying quickly! I feel like every day there is a new baby or another woman pregnant, coming to the food distribution. They have crazy amounts of children, yet no money to care for them. Today I found out that on the 1st of the coming month, immigration will begin rounding up our Sudanese in TA and either imprisoning them or sending them to another location.
I’m not saying the Israeli’s are to blame (I love Israel and there is something to be said about purposely entering a country illegally), but its just interesting how the correlation between oppression and multiplication applied to both the Israelites way back when, in a foreign land (Egypt), and in the present, to the Sudanese in a foreign land (which just happens to be Israel). You can make your own opinions on the similarities.
Just something to chew on today….