Pastor’s Pen

          The life of Paul was riddled with ups and downs.  The last chapters of the book of Acts records the amazing account of sailing to Rome.  He was heading to Rome for prison then shipwrecked. If it could go wrong, it did go wrong.  Yet Paul remained steadfast in his trusting and following the Lord. When shipwrecked, Paul was bitten by a venomous viper and all assumed his death would soon occur.  The people of the island said within themselves that he must deserve it. Winds blow tumultuously in our lives at times and we may even be attacked by vipers within our ranks, but this does not dismiss our duty and call from the Lord.  Continue faithful as Paul and allow God to work out His plan in your life with your trust!