Unexpected freezing weather in Texas last week led to an overload of the electrical grid. Millions lost power for days, and roads were closed due to ice and snow.
In fact, the power grid almost went down for months. Only controlled blackouts prevented the grid from suffering serious damage. Read more here.
Many Texans have now had power restored, but half the state remains under a boil-water advisory after pipes froze and leaked. Sammy Tippit of Sammy Tippit Ministries lives in a highly affected area. “The first day, we would have maybe 30 seconds or one minute of electricity, and then we would have hours without it. Of course, then the ice and the snow came in. So they closed many of the road systems down. On our side of town, everything was closed, nothing was was open. No grocery stores, no gas stations, no anything. So you were basically stuck in your house with no electricity, no heat, no internet connections or anything.”
The need for revival
Texas is the most energy-independent state in the U.S. But Tippit says this storm should be a reminder of dependence on God, and the need for revival.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray electricity and water will be restored to people in Texas, and that Christians will come to the aid of those in need.
- Consider participating in the Heart Cry for Revival Conference this week.