Why does Luke include these 60 verses in his letter? If he simply wanted to communicate that Paul was going from Point A (Ceasarea) to Point B (Rome), he would have easily summarized that in one sentence. There is so much more that God wants to show us in this section of Scripture. This is no ordinary Boat Ride! On this journey we see Paul encounter 3 Obstacles: a Storm, some Soldiers, and a Snake. Is God big enough to see that Paul will make it to Rome? Is God big enough to help us face the obstacles that come our way? Who is in control of these things anyway? Who is driving this ship and can we trust Him? We also don’t want to miss the significance of the gospel making its way to Rome: the center of the universe for the Gentile-world. God’s plan of salvation truly is and always has been for all nations!