Our sermon this Sunday centered around the following scripture:
Acts 27: 1-44
..."some on planks, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it was that all were brought safely to shore." (v. 44)
There were, according to Paul's account, 276 men on board this ship counting the centurion and his soldiers, the captain and crew, and Paul and the other prisoners. Some bad decisions had been made as to the timing, et cetera, of the trip which, when coupled with the storms that continued for days on end, made it look less and less likely that any of them would survive.
The ship was destroyed, but all 276 men were brought safely to shore..."...coming in on broken pieces..."
Is that not how it is with us.....in our "storms of life"? We can't give up...God in his infinite wisdom will bring us safely to shore....maybe on broken pieces or rough boards, but He "knows the plans He has for us...plans for a future and a hope".
Have a lovely day!