"Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship; ye cannot be saved"
C. S. Lewis said, "The salvation of a single soul is more important salvation than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world." Noah's Ark in Genesis chapter six, vividly explains the issue of safety, security and salvation. His family obeyed the call to enter and remain in the Ark and were saved from destruction by flood. Noah had done as God commanded: "Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation" (Genesis 6:14; 7:1).
Today's text shows how God can intervene to deliver from danger. God told Paul that every life in the ship would be saved. Paul pleaded with the co-travelers to stay in the ship for their own safety. They accepted and were saved from drowning. God's saving grace is available only in Christ, our Ship of salvation. Except you receive and abide in Him, you will face the sinners' doom.
CHALLENGE: Christ in you the hope of salvation of humanity.
PRAYER: My God, help me to abide in saving grace continually..