In my reading, Paul is on trial before the Roman governor Felix, then Festus who succeeded Felix and later King Agrippa.
The verse that spoke to me was: Acts 26:29 “Paul replied, ‘short time or long – I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.’”
I was struck by Paul’s boldness, even in chains! He was so eager to share the gospel even before his accusers with hopes that they would come to know “The Way”. Paul’s concern was never his freedom or safety but the spreading of the gospel!
This gives me hope that even in the trials we face the way we respond and how we rely on God can have such an impact on those around us! It also reminds me that we have so many opportunities to share our faith. If Paul could share on trial and in prison what is stopping us?
My reading reminded me that Jesus is so much bigger than our circumstances and that He can us those circumstances for good!