Acts 28:11 – And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.
Meditation: On his journey to Rome, the Apostle Paul was surrounded by people who viewed him as a prisoner, a Jew, or a hated Christian. Friendly faces were surely few. However, Paul was on an all expenses paid mission trip to address Caesar, and nothing can ultimately frustrate the will of God.
Early difficulties with the crew led Paul into stormy seas, but despite the setbacks, Paul and the crew were saved by the hand of God. However, the ship was lost, and the Apostle and the rest were marooned on this island through the winter. Even in this eventuality, the Lord worked through Paul to show the natives of the island the Gospel, and they were amazed. Paul therefore turned the three months wait into ministry instead of frustration before setting out on the rest of his journey.
Call to Action: Consider where you are in life today. Do you feel like you are waiting on something momentous and important? Welcome to the club. Spend time today considering what productive thing you can do to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with someone. It will breathe life into your life knowing you are serving the LORD while you wait.