Receiving Faith: The Hospitality of God Amid the Crisis of Global Migration
Author: Alan Cross
82.5 million are forcibly displaced people worldwide, including 26 million refugees with 45.7 million people internally displaced within their countries and 4.2 million asylum seekers, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Mass migrations of people fleeing violence, persecution, and economic deprivation are changing both the countries they are going to and the countries they are leaving behind. If we believe that God is in control of the movements of people around the world so they will seek Him and reach out to Him and find Him, then instead of seeing mass migration as a threat, we might instead see it as a massive opportunity to reach the nations with the gospel not only by sending missionaries to the nations (ethne, or people groups), but by receiving the nations when they come to us.