Friends in high places
Acts 27: 42 “But the centurion wanted to spare Paul’s life and kept them from carrying out their plan. He ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land.”
Why did the centurion, Justin, want to spare Paul’s life? Paul was a Roman citizen. In the bedlam the soldiers thought it best to kill everyone but to kill Paul would have got the soldiers into a great deal of trouble with Caesar.
But why didn’t Justin just order the prisoners to be killed and Paul’s life to be spared?
It has to be because Paul had said that everyone would be saved and he had found favour with the Centurion.
Finding favour with man is a blessing from God.
Look around at how God has orchestrated your friendships, your contacts, who He has brought into your life for such a time as this. They are planted there for you and for others, for His plan in your life. Maybe we should embrace the people around us more for they could end up proving to be vital to our lives.