These are trying times for our Commonwealth. The most important and powerful thing each and every one of us can do now is to pray for all of our elected officials and the future of Virginia.
The past two weeks have been a tumultuous time for our statewide elected officials and the members of the Virginia General Assembly, which is no doubt taking a toll on them mentally, physically, and spiritually. In the midst of the media firestorm, our leaders must still carry on the people's business, which includes considering many important bills, passing a budget, and the very pressing need to come up with a tax plan. They and their families need our prayers - especially those embroiled in controversy. The Family Foundation needs your prayers, as we fight in the midst of all this for our shared values.
We care deeply about the well-being of all families and are uncompromisingly dedicated to protecting the dignity of human life at every stage. It has been heartbreaking to see many of the things we've witnessed over the past two weeks. But I am reminded of Psalm 37:3-6 and 23-24 and of our place in this culture at this point in history:
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
23 The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
We are definitely living in challenging times, with a heightened sensitivity to sensational story-lines that can be very disheartening. So, I ask you to turn your heart to God, pray for peace and healing, and commit all these things to His perfect will.