"The next day we landed at Sidon; and Julius, in kindness to Paul, allowed him to go to his friends so they might provide for his needs." - Acts 27:3
When the time comes to purchase a car, I am often directed toward the looks and comfort of the vehicle. While these are certainly important factors, there are so many other parts that are just as significant. As all these details are uniquely organized, a dependable form of transportation is the result. A designer planned all the parts to come together to produce something beautiful.
When Paul wrote his letter to the Romans, he stated in chapter 8, verse 28 "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." This statement has been a wonderful comfort and encouragement for God's people. But, how does the Designer organize "all things"? I suggest that the above passage is one of those moments when God brought people into Paul's time of hardship to produce something beautiful.
Do you often question the events in your life that are troubling? Have you doubted the passage in Romans 8 on occasion? Well, step back and consider the small but significant parts or "things" that God brings together to provide a blessing. Remember that the Heavenly Designer is always at work in your life, using a wide variety of "things" to produce something beautiful.
Think about this: "There are no days when God's fountain does not flow."
Richard Owen Roberts