Every homeschool day, the kids and I read a short Bible passage together. These days we’re in the book of Acts, and we’ve just gotten through Paul’s harrowing journey on a ship from Crete bound for Italy. After being tossed by the tempest, and seeing “neither sun nor stars” for many days, the crew and passengers had given up hope of surviving (Acts 27:20). In the midst of this, Paul stood before the men and urged them to take heart (vv. 21-22)! It really struck me that Paul could encourage his fellow travelers, even though he was going through the same storm as they were.
How was he able to do that?
Because Paul had heard from God, and he knew that the situation would work out in their favor (vv. 23-25).
What has God shown you in the Word lately?