15th – 17th July
“For the next two years, Paul lived in Rome at his own expense. He welcome all who visited him, boldly proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ. And no one tried to stop him.”
Paul’s last recorded journey in the Book of Acts, ends with Paul having reached Rome under house arrest, after God had saved him and the others on board with him from a shipwreck. Yet miraculously, Paul had the freedom to welcome all who visited him, enjoying a time of peace and contentment. Moreover, he could finally boldly proclaim the Kingdom of God and teach about Jesus, without fear of any one stopping him. Although scripture does not say how Paul died, we do know that he spent the next two years in Rome proclaiming God’s Kingdom.
Paul’s life, is a great example for us. It shows us that despite our limitations and even throughout tough circumstances, God is always with us and empowers us to do what we normally can’t. Paul’s life shows us, that we should never give up when we are facing adversary or danger, because in complete surrender, God does His best work through us. He always works things out for His good.
Let us remember that God is with us always, in-spite and despite of whatever we may be going through. There is an end. There is a point when it will be over. Just hold on. Take courage. Surrender fully to Jesus. Trust in His power and love and know He is with you always.