Thursday, May 5, 2016
Acts 16:19-21 – But when the fortune-teller’s owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities. When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, “These men are disturbing our city; they are Jews and are advocating customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to adopt or observe.”
Practicing one’s faith with integrity is not always easy, and for Paul and Silas it was downright dangerous. We are reminded today that following God, I think, is like hiking. The view at the end of trail is awesome, but the path leading there has ample opportunities for trips and falls.
Gracious God, give us a portion of the fortitude found in the earliest disciples so that we can have strength for our own faith journey. Amen.