But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
In 1883, American poet Emma Lazarus wrote a sonnet to raise money for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty; it was later mounted inside the Statue. The most well-known lines of the sonnet say, “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-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Those words became prophetic as millions of immigrants from many countries entered the U.S. through the immigrant station on nearby Ellis Island between 1892 and 1934.
Just as America opened its doors to the world, so God through the Gospel has opened the doors of His kingdom to humanity’s “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Even though God worked through Israel, He always had a heart for the nations (Genesis 12:3; Isaiah 11:10; 42:1, 6). Reluctant at first, the Jews finally saw that the Gospel of Christ was for the Gentiles as well: Jew, Gentile, slave, free, male, female—all are “one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).
If you are yearning to be free, embrace the Savior of all mankind. He invites all to come unto Him (Matthew 11:28-30).
There is room enough in Christ for all comers.