Monday, May 9, 2011


What if the worst thing that ever happened to you was actually the best thing that could ever happen to you?

Imagine:  here’s a young Jewish couple living in Rome.  They have a home and a successful business.  One day the governor of the city orders all the Jews to leave. Just like that.  No say in the matter, no appeal process...just get the heck out of town.   The worst thing that they could imagine...they lost nearly everything. (Acts 18:2)
Fast forward to the town where they ended up: Corinth in Greece.  They were able to start another business since they were tent makers.  Along comes a man who shares their occupation, another Jew, and he joins their enterprise. He has a remarkable story to tell of a man named Jesus. It isn’t long before the couple, Priscilla and Aquila, are converts to this new belief and have come to know God in a personal way through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Life-changing salvation is now theirs. The worst thing that could ever happen to them has suddenly become the best. God had a plan for their lives and it necessitated a huge loss followed by a huge gain. Perhaps that is why the scripture tells us to give “thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess.5:18)...the best of God’s plans for us may be just around the corner ...or down the road.

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