God is in control
Acts 23:32 “The next day they let the cavalry go on with him, while they returned to the barracks.”
Two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen had taken Paul on a journey from the danger of the Jerusalem mob to the governor Felix, in Caesarea. They stopped at Antipatris and then the 70 men of the cavalry continued on whilst the others returned.
To be a servant of God doesn’t mean you follow Him. There have been many who have served God’s purposes without realising it.
Today is a day when we hear the Queens speech, the sermons from the major traditional churches and the message from the Pope. They will contain the hope of light in a dark world and they will speak of the challenges from the enemy. We will be reminded to pray for the leaders of the world. Each one of those leaders are servants of God whether they know it or not, whether they believe in Him or not.
Nowhere is this better seen than in the Christmas story. Mary’s home was Nazareth, but because of one man, Caesar Augustus, she is in Bethlehem. However 650 years preciously: “But you Bethlehem, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2
The cavalry served God as Paul continued in the His purpose to stand trial before Felix and then in Rome.
God has the whole world in His hands and He is accomplishing His higher purposes even when we cannot see it.
God has you in His hands and the people He uses to move into your life, to exchange with you may be people you never anticipated walking with, they may not even share your views and beliefs, but they are His servants working for your good and His purpose.