What I Read Today:
Revelation 7-8; Acts 27; Zechariah 4-5; Psalm 55; 2 Chronicles 8; Exodus 8
He warned them. Paul told them that this wouldn’t end well. Yet here in Acts 27, we find Paul and the rest of the passengers and crew on a ship that is falling apart and about to crash.
Paul took a second to say, “I warned you,” but he put that aside and began to calm the frightened people. He made sure everyone ate. Paul prayed for God’s guidance. He reassured them that God was going to get them through this.
Paul did everything that a good Pastor does.
I wonder how many times our Pastors cry out in the night to God asking for his protection for some lost soul who he knows is heading directly into trouble. How many people he sees returning to abusive relationships when he knows they shouldn’t. How many addicts can’t kick the habit?
Pastors live a life filled with struggles. Yet so many of us do precisely what the Roman Centurian did and ignore our Pastors.
Take some time today and say a special prayer for the men and women who are our Pastors. Lift them up to God, and if you can, drop them an encouraging note.
They need it.