Paul’s Movements in Macedonia

This meditation is based on a passage for September 25, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Acts 20:1-16

Reflection and Question: Writing these meditations for each day has made me very aware of how central the book of Acts is to the daily lectionary, perhaps because it records the first church at work. On November 1 last year, I touched upon the stunning central story in this passage where Paul has made sure a youth is okay after falling from a third story window while Paul was preaching. The rest of this text is filled with where Paul went when and with whom, a little like a typical travel diary. What from these travels of Paul helps your faithfulness?

Prayer: Blessed Holy Spirit, You inspired Paul and his friends to travel thousands of miles so that their words about Jesus might open new hearts to You. And we think travel is difficult or uncomfortable today! Inspire us to follow Paul as You will. Amen.