August 26 – Denied Citizenship

Jackie Scott has been waiting for years to be officially accepted by her country. The 68 year old woman who was raised in Ontario is the daughter of a Canadian serviceman and a British woman. But because she was born before her parents were married, and her mother was not a Canadian citizen, and a tangle of old immigration laws, she had been denied citizenship in the country she loves. In 2004 when she applied for a passport, she discovered that she wasn’t Canadian simply because she’d been born out of wedlock. How good to know that God does not deal unjustly, or in a discriminatory manner. Regardless of our background, gender, or what our parents may have done, God loves us and welcomes all into His family. All who trust Him, and come to Him in humility and sincerity can say that “our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pastor Alex Rockwell