You Are Not Alone in the Storm

by David Browder In Bible Study this morning (Wednesday, 3/3), we are going to be studying Ephesians 3:1-13. In it, the Apostle Paul is writing to the church in Ephesus (a very wealthy city on the western coast of present-day Turkey) about the extension of the Gospel to the Gentiles. It is a glorious announcement — glorious partly because that extension includes you and me! The Apostle continues in verses 11-13 of Ephesians 3: This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory. (ESV) A couple of weeks ago, we had a monumental freeze here in Houston and all around Texas. In any given year, this would be quite an event. For us, though, it was just the latest in a long string of events: hurricanes, floods, pandemics, ice storms… for goodness’ sake! It is enough to begin wondering: am…