This is a passage which can be easy to skip through, after all, it is mainly a historical account of Paul’s movement, under guard, to Caesarea.
However, it engenders in me a profound sense of gratitude. Paul has been tormented, humiliated and persecuted for his faith. Here he is, having broken no laws of the land, and yet he is being imprisoned for his faith in Jesus.
So many of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world are in the same situation – tormented, humiliated and persecuted for their faith. I am so profoundly grateful that it is not me, or my family.
Father God, thank you that I have been born at such a time and in such a place as this. Help me to continue to support those of my fellow believers who have not been so fortunate. Amen
Written by Ps. Jen Irving