Acts 25:23-“So the next day, when Agrippa and Bernice had come with great pomp, and had entered the auditorium with the commanders and the prominent men of the city, at Festus’ command Paul was brought in. ”
I referenced a description of this part of scripture and discovered that this was the “place of hearing,” an amphitheater on the beach at Caesarea. It would have been packed. People would have been dressed up. Soldiers would have been standing guard. Dignitaries would have been in attendance. It was a real “happening” whenever there was an official hearing in this beautiful amphitheater overlooking the Mediterranean.
And here was Paul. In 2 Corinthians 10, Paul described his own appearance as being physically weak. Historians verify that he was a short man with bowed legs, a long hooked nose, little hair, and runny eyes. And yet, here this “little man” commanded the attention of the entire Roman provincial capital of Caesarea.
It’s amazing what the Lord can do with a little of anything. Consider Bethlehem: a tiny, insignificant town, but the most well-known village in all of history because Jesus was in it. And where Jesus is, things happen in a big way.
At New Hope Oahu, on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Senior Pastor Wayne Cordeiro did amazing things on a little island to impact the entire world. Jesus was in it and did amazing things (and continues to do amazing things) in this church. We must continue to put Jesus in our church to impact the world and continue PW’s legacy to glorify God, saving lives, and winning souls to Jesus. I may be just a small part of that, but it’s an incredibly significant role in God’s eye when I glorify Him by putting Jesus in the middle of everything we do.
Thank you, Lord, for reminding us that amazing things will be seen throughout this world, whenever we glorify You. In Jesus' name. Amen.