Welcoming the Ger'im — the immigrant — is one of the most often repeated commandments in scripture, appearing 92 times, with only the imperatives “do not be afraid” and "worship only the Lord your God” appearing more frequently.
In the same way God loved and advocated for us when we were most vulnerable, God invites his people to love and advocate for the vulnerable amongst us too, and to co-equally include them fully into the life of the community.
Exodus 12:49 "This instruction applies to everyone, whether a native-born Israelite or a foreigner living among you."
Pray and ask:
1) What does this passage ask you to believe about God or the immigrant?
2) What hope and promise does this passage offer?
3) What does this passage ask us to do?