What I Read Today;
Revelation 11-12; Acts 27; Jeremiah 38; Psalm 116; 1 Samuel 12
Paul warned them not to leave the port. But they didn’t listen. Now here they are stuck in the middle of a storm. The waves are crashes down on the ship. Things are breaking apart. The experienced sailors no that this is not going to end well. The soldiers are trying to figure out what to do with the prisoners.
During the storm, Paul calmly waits. He knows that God intends him to testify in Rome. Everyone else is panic-stricken.
Just when it all seems lost, they spot land. A place of safety has been found. As the ship breaks apart, they float on whatever is left and paddle to safety.
How many times in our lives do we make the same mistake? There are warning signs everywhere. People have warned us and, our internal alarm bells are going off. But we head straight for the storm.
We should have seen the crash coming. But due to our stubborn nature, we pushed ahead straight into the crash.
In the midst of it all, God leads us to dry land. We head towards it on whatever is left in our messed up life. The ship of our life is in ruins, but God welcomes us to safety. Our God knows that we will make a mess of things. It’s in our nature. But Jesus stands waiting to pick up the pieces of our broken lives. Jesus is waiting to patch up the ship and help us to set sail again.
All the time saying, “next time will you listen?”