Acts 27:23-25. Another angelic intervention! Paul is in great danger from a huge storm that has driven the ship they were sailing in way off course for days and nights. Luke records that all hope that they would be saved was taken away (v20).
It is always in these extreme situations in our lives that God does something miraculous – we think all hope of being rescued from the situation we are in is lost. The old song says “God specializes in things called impossible!” Is God going to intervene with an angel? If He thinks it is the appropriate solution to the situation.
Paul was able to reassure all those on the ship that the angel of the Lord had stood by him that night and told him not to fear. Everyone on board the ship would be saved as God had given them to him. How comforted Paul must have been in those extreme circumstances to have the angel of the Lord stand by him and reassure him that his purpose for making the journey had not been thwarted. He would be brought before Caesar.
Don’t let anything deter you from the course in life that you know God has set for you!
Bishop Michael Reid