And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land (Acts 27:44).
Today's Morsel: It's amazing the things that can be used for life preservers. After the Apostle Paul and the men who were sailing with him to Rome to appear before Caesar encountered a major storm, Luke records that all hope for their lives was lost when neither day and night appeared. Fourteen days in a major storm can bring fear in the heart of any man, especially when at sea. But after Paul told them that unless they all stay in the ship, they could not be saved, even after they remained in the ship, the ship still ran aground and was broken into pieces. But when the command was given to all of them to make it to land safely, because their lives were in danger, some made it on boards and some on broken pieces of the ship. They all made it to land safely. What is my point? It is that even if the storm comes into your life and rips your ship apart, get a hold of a board or any piece of the ship and use it as a life preserver and make it safely to land. The scriptures (Word of God) are the piece of ship, and you need them to make it safely to land. The Word of God will keep you afloat and sustain you in any storm. Isaiah said, "But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour" (Isaiah 43:1-3). If you are going to make it to the other side, you have to cling to the Word.
Sing: It's the old ship of Zion, it's the hope for the lost and dying. It's a soul saving station, it's the tower of salvation.
I'm talking about the church in the book of Revelation, it's built on a Rock, it's got a firm foundation; it's been through the flood, it's been through the fire, but one of these day, the church is gonna move up a little higher! Well it's the church, triumph, O' Lord, and it's built by the hand of the Lord.