Paul and other prisoners had boarded on a ship.
A centurion named Julius was put in charge of them.
Winter was approaching, and the weather was so rough.
Paul knew this voyage would be very dangerous and tough.
The centurion was warned by Paul, but he paid Paul no mind.
The master and ship owner gave the “go-ahead” advice.
The gentle breezes soon changed into hurricane-force winds!
Mighty waves heaved to and fro; they caused the ship to spin.
The skies grew dark: they could not see the sun or stars for days.
The storm raged on, and all gave up the hope of being saved.
If only they had listened when Paul told them not to sail,
They could have been spared loss and damage from the stormy gale.
“The only loss will be the ship,” the angel said to Paul.
“As long as they stay with the ship, life will be spared for all.”
When your parents and your elders tell you what to do,
Be wise and listen to them — it’s because they care for you.
What Did We Learn?
“So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.” (Acts 27:25 / NIV)
* The Holy Spirit helped Paul have courage to trust God in a frightening situation.
* Paul’s example encouraged the other passengers to trust God.
Scripture Reference: Acts 27: 1-44