"You're From Hawaii, I'll Take Care of You!" (Acts 28:14)

I began searching for my first job as a physician during the final year of my medical residency. I sent my resume to a number of pathology groups, leveraging any connections I had formed over the previous 5 years. One response was from a pathologist, whom I knew was also from Hawaii. We had a connection because his brother in law was one of my internal medicine professors from medical school. After a few minutes of speaking over the phone, he paused and said, “You’re from Hawaii, right? I’ll take care of you!” Although I did not ultimately obtain a position with his group, he did help me to secure my first job.

...where we found brethren, and were invited to stay with them seven days. And so we went toward Rome.
Acts 28:14

When the Apostle Paul was being transported to Rome to plead his case before the emperor, the ship stopped at several ports along the way. Just before he arrived in Rome, he stopped at the city of Puteoli, around the Bay of Naples. The Bible records the hospitality of the fellow Christian believers, whom he had not previously met, who showed him hospitality.

Like the assistance I received from a fellow colleague from Hawaii, the Apostle Paul found comfort and help from those who shared a common heritage with him. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you share a far deeper connection with other believers than any birthplace, school, or occupation. You are a Child of God, adopted by God the Father, through salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

How wonderful it is to say to a fellow believer, “You’re with Jesus Christ, I’ll take care of you!”

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.