“From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.”
Something happened on that sailing. In between Paphos and Pergia, John Mark came to a decision that would effect not just himself but later the friendship of Barnabas and Paul.
He decided not to continue.
‘In between’ can be a dangerous place. You have left but you have not arrived. Transitioning between the past and the future when the journey could be stormy and life challenging can be the decider for you. Will you keep going or at the first opportunity are you going to give up?
The difference between those who succeed and those who fail is that those who succeed thought about giving up but didn’t.
There are times on the roads of life when a U-turn is just not unacceptable it is life-changing for many other people connected with you. The ripple from the stone in the water is more like a tsunami.
Today friends, don’t bale out, don’t throw in the towel, don’t go back, you are needed on this mission.