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They Reached Land Safely

Do you believe that God keeps His promises? Or let us ask it this way. Do you have faith that God keeps His promises even when your current situation looks as if God has left you standing out in the cold?

Here is what the apostle Paul said to his shipmates when they faced a shipwreck and they feared the ship would sink with them on it – “But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.” Acts 27:22 (NIV)

A few verses later we read more of Paul’s words – “So keep courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.” (v.25)

The storm was violent and the ship hit a sandbar, ran aground, and did break apart. Some soldiers wanted to kill Paul and his men to keep them from swimming ashore, but the story ends like this – “He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land. The rest were to get there on planks or on other pieces of the ship. In this way everyone reached land safely.” (vv.43b-44)

We encourage you to read this story in its entirety. Click here to read Acts 27:13-44.

Dave Garrett

New Bern, North Carolina

4/24/2016

 

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