There was no surprise–There was no ambush. Paul was delivered safely to the Governor of Rome to be tried. Tried for what…no one really knew. He must have done something, the crowd was rioting. But what of all those who would have killed Paul, they were rendered useless. God had a larger plan and it was executed faithfully. 200 Romans escorted Paul safely to the Governor. Paul had no concerns. God already told him he would be safe, so he traveled confidently and humbly to the next stop on his journey.
Christians have to remember that while things can seem absolutely hopeless and deadly–God will overcome the circumstances and show himself In charge and unstoppable. It will, as it did in Paul’s time–mystify the godless but it will thrill those who understand the spiritual is never run by the natural world. God will always win in the end. It will exasperate the godless and encourage those who trust him. If we could start by trusting God, then we would deal with so much less anxiety. We could be the leaders and the encouragers that we live in a world of Hope–not hopelessness. We need today to begin to admit that God always knows better and especially better than us–Please Lord, help me to trust you fully!
God Bless You
Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, “Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen[b] to go to Caesarea at nine tonight. 24 Provide horses for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix.” the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul with them during the night and brought him as far as Antipatris. 32 The next day they let the cavalry go on with him, while they returned to the barracks. 33 When the cavalry arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him. 34 The governor read the letter and asked what province he was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia, 35 he said, “I will hear your case when your accusers get here.” Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod’s palace.