Friday, August 5, 2011

Redistricting & Remembering Our Representative in Heaven

If you are following the news of West Virginia politics at all, you know that the legislature has been in special session dealing with the issue of redistricting. Every 10 years, the our lawmakers must determine how the districts throughout the state will be drawn to ensure fair representation for all mountain state citizens. As always, the issue brought about much controversy, heated discussion, and debate.

All the talk about how we can be best and most effectively represented by our leaders in Charleston reminds us of an incredibly important biblical truth. In Jesus Christ we have One who perfectly represents believers before His Father in Heaven as He is at the right hand of God to intercede for us. We take great encouragement from the fact that He ever lives to make intercession for us. It is through His death on the cross our sins can be forgiven, and through His perfect life His righteousness can be given to us. This is the case He brings before the Father on our behalf.

In the midst of all the issues discussed and debated at the capitol, this is the message that all need to hear. During the special session last week we were blessed to proclaim the gospel message through our Bible studies in the statehouse. Pray that our leaders will indeed hear and heed the great truth that through faith in Christ we can have Him representing us before the throne of God.

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