Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Threat does not a Disaster make.

And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape. But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose;" - Acts 27:42-43a (KJV)
Paul's was a prisoner on a ship bound for Rome when a storm hit. The guards, who would forfeit their lives if any prisoner escaped, recommended their death.

But God told Paul he would witness for him in Rome (Acts 27:24) not die along the way.

A centurion stepped in and saved not only Paul, but all the prisoners for Paul's sake.

I have this problem with things "hanging over my head", so to speak, threatening to fall at any moment and, yes, one day something is going to fall (the death rate in this world is, still, 99.99999% - Enoch and Elijah being the only exceptions so far), but a threat is not a disaster and God has his "centurions" ready to step in at the right moment.

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