”And when it was decided that we should sail to Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to one named Julius, a centurion of the Augustan Regiment. 2 So, entering a ship of Adramyttium, we put to sea, meaning to sail along the coasts of Asia” (Acts 27:1-2).
The above account, gives a prelude to Apostle Paul’s historic journey from Caesarea to Rome. But prior to its commencement, many things happened to him, which I will like us to look into.
Acts chapters 24 to 26, narrates how he was falsely accused and tried by different personalities, including Festus, the then Governor of Caesarea. And at a point, he (Festus), attempted to transfer Paul to Jerusalem for trial however, his real intention was to make it easy for the Jews to kill him thus, pleasing them. But thank goodness that Apostle Paul saw through the governor effortlessly and he blocked him, by appealing to Caesar in Rome for adjudication instead. Apostle Paul‘s historic journey to Rome with others, is narrated in Acts chapters 27 and 28. It mirrors a typical journey through life and it is full of lessons that we ought to be abreast of. We shall now consider some of them.