The angel in the storm
Post 2- 06/10/2018
“For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,”
Acts 27:23 KJV
This verse is taken from the story of a storm that Paul was experiencing called Euroclydon, which means a wind causing broad waves. He was in a ship of 276 souls as a prisoner heading to Italy to appear before Caesar. Much like the hurricanes of which we are familiar, this storm was most destructive. After many days in the storm, it appeared that all hope was lost and that everyone on the ship would not be saved. Then in the midst of the storm, an angel of God appeared!! The angel told Paul to not fear, he was going to appear before Caesar, and all on the ship with him would be saved!!
Metaphorically, we face many such storms in our lives. The loss of a job, the heartache from our children, the death of a dear loved one, or our own failures. It seems that all hope is lost. But as Paul served and belonged to the living God, we too can have an angel of God say to us in the fury of the storm “FEAR NOT!” The question is, do you belong to God? Have you put your faith in his son Jesus? Will you surrender to him and as one of the many benefits, see the angel in the storm?
Pastor Tim Cook