A Few Non-eventful Days: Acts 21:15-16
“15) After these days we got ready and started on our way up to Jerusalem. 16) Some of the disciples from Caesarea also came with us, taking us to Mnason of Cyprus, a disciple of long standing with whom we were to lodge.” Acts‬ ‭21‬:‭15‬-‭16‬ ‭
Nothing in these two verses leap off the page and grab your attention. They had a few days of non eventful travel. They lodged with a disciple named Manson of Cyprus. It doesn’t even appear that he was a previous acquaintance of Paul. So what can we take away from these verses?
Some days when walking with God are non-eventful. They are calm and ordinary. I look forward to these days, especially after a packed traveling and ministry schedule. I enjoy smelling the roses.
There are days I don’t get a lot done. I just relax, enjoy my time in the Word and prayer, pursue a few hobbies and lay around. If weather permits, I might head to the airport and do some recreational flying. In the summer, I like spending time in the Garden. I find these things very therapeutic. I like having time to myself.
At heart, I am a home body. I welcome times with no activity in my life. These days used to give me a guilt trip. I would look back and my inner voice would say; “You wasted this day!” I now realize these days are important. They charge the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional batteries. I am learning to welcome them!
Granted, these days are an exception to the rule, but they are a gift from God. Verses like Acts 21:15-16 are like the calm before the storm. Take advantage of them, things will change.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global