Have you ever had a bad day that just seems to get worse? In Acts 28 Paul and Luke seemed to have one of those days. They are in chains as prisoners sailing to Rome to be tried for their faith. It was the seasons of storms and they were having a fair share of them. A particularly bad one shipwrecked their vessel off the island of Malta. Thrown into the sea, frozen, drenched and half drowned they landed safely on the beach. Hyperthermia would have threatened. Their escape seemed like a miracle as they sat round the roasting fire. But another miracle was to come. Although Paul was bitten by a snake which came out of the fire, contrary to expectations Paul does not die. God still had plans for him as he would have the chance to witness in Rome about his great God.
There’s hope for all of us. God hasn’t finished with us yet.