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America Liberty Statue HeadTowering triumphantly over New York Harbor, the one hundred and fifty one foot American Statue of Liberty, originally called, "Liberty Enlightening the World" a massive copper and iron truss tower statue designed by the French sculptor, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904 AD) and built by French civil engineer and architect, Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923 AD) of the Paris Eiffel Tower fame, has become a beacon of hope for oppressed peoples from around the world. This stately lady, with freedom's torch held high, has welcomed refugees from far across the world since October 28th 1886 with these words on her pedestal.

Give me your Tired

American Flag"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

Come to Me

America Liberty StatueTo those oppressed by the permissiveness and selfishness of our society, Christ's word still extends this same comfort of God's love. Matthew 11.28-30 gives us Jesus' words, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

You have Trouble

Jesus FaceTo those trapped by a ruthless secular world, Christians still answers with the one name, "JESUS." Jesus still unshackles their chains himself. He beckons in John 16.33, "In me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!."

"American Statue Liberty"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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