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    February 28, 2020

    Peace in the Storm

    Life in the statehouse during the legislative session can certainly seem like a storm. Conflict. Rivalry. Strife. Discord. Controversy. Debate. These are just a few of the words that at times describe work and relationships in the capitol. In the world around us we see a never-ending series of wars and conflicts between people and nations. On a personal level we often struggle to have peaceful relationships with others. On an international scale we find that despite peace talks, peace summits, peace treaties, and peacekeepers, still there is no real peace. Against this backdrop we see the tremendous relevance of Jesus’ seventh beatitude:

    “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God” (Matthew 5:9)

    This is the subject of this week's Bible studies at the West Virginia state capitol.

    Please pray that those who are not believers will find peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Pray for the challenges believers face as they seek to stand for truth and righteousness in the political arena and yet be known as ones who are "peaceable" - at peace in their own lives and striving to make peace with and between others.

    Next week is the last of the 60-day regular session. Pray for the leaders, legislators, lobbyists, and staff during this hectic final week.

    Tim Pauley

    Capitol Commission West Virginia