Honshu, Japan was such a different environment for a Texas boy where I had grown up faced with hot summers and the possibility of droughts and hurricanes. Shortly after we arrived there we had to start preparing. We had to have numerous items some of which included a two weeks supply of dried food, water, emergency radio, extra clothing, blankets, first aid kit, candles and matches. In the event the sirens went off we had a special place to run to. It had a steel lid and led to an underground tunnel that was our place of refuge in the event of attack. As a teenager living on the northern tip of the main island of Japan, (Honshu) during the Cold War and being only a short distance from Soviet Russia really led to a different way of life. Those events remind me of situations that Christians face in life. Are we prepared for spiritual attacks and what do we do in the event of one? Rest assured we are going to have them. Having our little refuge, (hiding place, Psalm 18:2), getting quiet and praying is the way to withstand any attack, (Psalm 27:1&9, 62:1&2). When the nation of Israel was in great danger and about to be annihilated by the Egyptian army Moses stood before them and told them to trust in God who would deliver them, (Exodus 14:13&14). See you in Church next Sunday.