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Something new hit me today as I read Acts 26:32, Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.” While there were no real charges to be brought against Paul, being brought before Caesar allowed the gospel to become more than just a regional sect of Judaism. By traveling to Rome and making a big deal about the persecution he was experiencing, Paul was able to move the message of the gospel to the center of the Roman universe in a quick and powerful way. God has purpose in everything He does. It was no accident that God chose Paul, a high ranking Jew AND Roman citizen to become the main messenger of the Gospel. When we get sidetracked from what we think is our path in life, we need to heighten our awareness and suspect that God may be preparing us for something greater than ourselves. Never lose sight that God’s plan is perfect!