26 Nov Acts 28:4

4 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand. 

Shipwrecked…AND bit by a snake! That is a lot like having three tests on the same day…say you have to go to the dentist to have your wisdom teeth pulled, right after that you have to clean your room and then mow the yard as well! Why didn’t Paul just run away and say forget about this? Paul was healed and he began to heal others on the island through the power of the Holy Spirit. He preached Jesus in Rome, the center of the world at that time, and he spent his last years in a home welcoming all who visited and teaching about Christ.