A Lesson From Paul
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7
Sometimes we get so busy taking care of life that we forget to let the Creator of Life take care of us. Recently I was in Rome and went to Mamertine Prison where Paul and Peter were imprisoned. As I entered into the bottom part of the rock formed prison I stopped for a moment to pray. I thought I would see all the torment that went on there. Instead, I was told to focus on love. I could hear God say that Paul had spoken of love here to many. God then said to write about His love and speak His love and to learn from the example that Paul set and the letters he wrote in this very place.
God’s Love and God’s Voice
Paul was in many situations that quite honestly were cruel and in many ways torturous. Paul still remained so focused on God’s love and God’s voice. God showed him who He is, and Paul was completely surrounded by that love.
I feel as missionaries going into our field where God has called us is, this is almost the same as the way He called Paul. God knew what Paul was going to face and He filled him with strength, perseverance, and love that conquered all the darkness. Paul was a shining light in a very dark dungeon. Just as God equipped Paul, He will and is equipping us.