Saturday, October 21, 2006

Acts 28:17-31

“Let it be known to you then that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.”

For the past few days, we’ve been reading Luke’s account of Paul’s travels to Rome teaching the Good News of Jesus everywhere he went. We’ve learned of some tough and dangerous situations Paul experienced. Paul listened to God and went where He asked without knowing the details, or the outcome, or where he would end up. Paul trusted that God knew what he was doing and was in control.

As I have experienced challenges in my life, I’ve often felt engulfed by the things happening to me or around me and the emotions these experiences evoked. I’ve been overwhelmed by the details and had to work at reminding myself that God is still in control. And God has always found ways to remind me that I’m not forgotten and not going through things by myself. Sometimes they are very small things but when I’ve look back, I‘ve been able God’s hand running through the whole experience.

He’s in control and He has a plan; I’m not able to see it or understand it, but I’m very grateful for it.

No one would have imagined that God would offer this great gift of salvation to the Gentiles. But he did; it was part of His plan. Then, now, and always, God has a master plan and is in control.

Sue Reier

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