As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, there are many things happening in our world that are the antithesis of a celebration of joy and peace on earth. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California have put the whole world on edge. Fear, which is the terrorists’ ultimate goal, has spread through politicians, the media, and even some Christian groups.

I have never done this before in this blog but I want to direct you to a podcast of Rich Nathan, pastor of the Columbus, Ohio Vineyard Church. Rich is a friend and one of the great preachers in the Vineyard. Rich is addressing the recent acts of terrorism, the refugees fleeing Syria and a biblical response to these horrific world events. I hope you do as I have done and take some time and listen to this profound and timely sermon.

God is Our Refuge – Rich Nathan