There are many lessons to be learned from a careful study of Luke's account of Paul's voyage to Rome. Taken literally, it shows us, in a wonderful way, the personal care of the Lord Jesus Christ for His beloved servant in a time of great stress and difculty. The particular incident recorded in Acts 27:21-26 is that to which I especially desire to draw each reader's attention.
For long, weary days and nights neither sun nor stars had been visible. The captain of the ship was in despair; the mariners, hopeless. Then it was that Paul, "the prisoner of the Lord" (Ephesians 4: l]how lovely a title: not a prisoner of Caesar, nor of Rome, but of the Lord!became the comforter of all in the ship, comforting them with the comfort wherewith he had just been comforted of God. For to him an angel of the Lord had appeared, standing by him, and saying. "Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee."
It is my purpose in this pamphlet to trace out some of the precious truths Paul was chosen to make known for our eternal blessing. Only let each reader be sure he or she is one who sails with Paul, for to none other do they apply.