March 6, 2014
Most of us had never heard that word before June 29, 2011. However the storm that hit that evening will be long remembered by those of us in West Virginia and surrounding states.
Perhaps the suddenness and severity of that storm gives us a hint of the storm the disciples were facing on the Sea of Galilee in Mark 4:35-41. As they fought to save the boat and their lives, with Jesus asleep in the back, they finally asked the question, “Do You not care that we are perishing?” The fact they asked that question demonstrated they did not yet understand or believe who Jesus was. To prove that He was the Son of God and the Savior of the world, He stopped the wind and calmed the sea with those simple words, “Peace, be still”.
Life in the capitol can certainly be like a storm. Those that serve there certainly need to come to understand and believe Jesus is who He says He is. That is why we are sharing this study, “Saved from the Storm”, at the statehouse this week.
- This is the last week of the regular session which ends at midnight on Saturday. We will have one more study during budget meetings the following week. Please pray for the legislators, elected officials, lobbyists, and staff as they finish up their work during these hectic final days.
- Pray that leaders might realize Jesus is the only One who can save them from the storm of God’s judgment and wrath, since He took the full brunt of that storm upon Himself.
As we are finishing up our 10th legislative session, I want to thank you again for your prayer and support that has helped us share this wonderful message of the gospel in West Virginia’s capitol.
Ministry Director, West Virginia