February 25, 2016
"Dead on Arrival"
Anyone involved in the legislative process realize a bill they are supporting or opposing may seem to have no possibility of passing. It may be said to be “dead on arrival”, “on life support”, or just plain dead. Legislation is often said to “die” in committee. To the legislators sponsoring the bill, the lobbyists pushing it, or citizens interested in it, this can be terribly disappointing. Veterans to life at the capitol know, however, that there are several ways to bring a bill back to life. Rules suspended; legislation recalled; bills discharged from committee, or amendments added to other legislation may “resurrect” seeming dead legislation.
However, as Mary and Martha grieved as they watched their brother Lazarus lay sick and dying, there was only one hope for them. That was Jesus Christ who claimed, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25). This is the topic of our capitol Bible studies this week as we continue our series on Jesus’ “I Am” statements in the Gospel of John.
This week’s study is being led by a long-time faithful participant in our ministry at the statehouse. It has been exciting to see the Lord work in his life to take part in supporting and leading this ministry.
Please pray for those in capitol who are “dead in trespasses and sins” to be “made alive” and “raised up Him” who is indeed the resurrection and the life.
Pray that believers in the midst of the contentious political process might grow in the Christian walk and remember to be a good testimony of the One who has given them life.
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