Today's readings are from Acts 21
There are many things in this passage that could be discussed. For me there were two major images that I could not get past: 1. the group praying on the beach together. 2. Paul reminding those trying to keep him from going to Jerusalem after he received the prophecy of his fate that "the Lord's will be done."
I love the image of Paul and the disciples of that region on their knees at the beach praying for Paul. It an image that imagine was filled with tears, laughs, and earnest pleading to the Lord. I envy their connectedness to each other, and I long for their willingness to humble themselves before the Lord and petition Him. I also like Paul's resolve to do God's will despite the dangers facing him. It didn't matter to him that his life was in jeopardy as he went to Jerusalem. Even when his companions were trying to keep him from going forward, he had to remind them of what mattered most: obedience, not safety.
What things stood out to you?