By Greg Laurie
“But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.”
When the apostle Paul was placed on a ship bound for Rome, he experienced a shipwreck along the way. But the Lord had appeared to Paul and assured him that no lives would be lost. They would reach their destination safely. Everyone made it ashore, and as Paul was warming his hands over the fire, a venomous snake fastened itself onto Paul’s hand. Paul simply shook off the snake, and everyone thought he was some sort of god because he survived. But Paul’s time had not yet come.