THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 27:1-12
“Julius, in kindness to Paul, allowed him to go to his friends…” (Acts 27:3)
Paul is a prisoner, being taken to face charges before Caesar in Rome.
This centurion is a servant of Rome, loyal to Caesar, yet he is not evil.
Paul was blessed by his act of kindness.
Kindness is not restricted to those who know and love God.
Sin affects all of us alike, but there remain signs of goodness.
In all people there are indications that we are children of God.
Muslims, Atheists, Jews, Christians, Prostitutes, Gang Members, etc.
As Paul says, non-Jews have signs of God’s law written on their hearts (Romans 2:14-15).
Our world is filled with bad news, but there are still signs of good news to be seen.
The Spirit of God is working out His kindness in others, whether they believe or not.
He causes His goodness to shine on them, and through them, because He still loves them.
“He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good.” (Matthew 5:45)
Today I will look for evidence of God’s sunshine in people other than Christians.
I will be encouraged that He is not done with them yet, nor should I be.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, help me to look for, and appreciate, how Your blessing shines through others. May all believers and unbelievers come to see You as the source of all light.