On September 8, 1900, the deadliest storm in the history of the United States swept over the Gulf of Mexico and struck the town of Galveston as a category 4 hurricane. “The Storm of 1900” destroyed what had been a booming and prosperous city, killed an estimated 8000 people, and left 30,000 people homeless.
A tombstone for a poor woman killed in the 1900 Galveston Hurricane reads simply, “Lost in the Storm.” Sadly, this epitaph could be written on the tombstone of many a Christian. They used to serve the Lord, used to attend church, used to walk close to God – and then the storm came, and they were LOST IN THE STORM. This message looks at two storms in the lives of the apostles, and gives some helpful instructions and thoughts on how Christians can endure the storms of life – and even grow because of them.