Acts 18:1-3: Nothing wasted.
18″After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.” NIV UK
If it’s God’s time for you to leave one place for another, then it will be a ‘good’ bye and not a ‘bad’ bye, however it may seem at the time.
There are no accidents, mistakes or coincidences with God. Nothing goes unnoticed. He is sovereign. When Aquila and Priscilla had to leave Italy because of what Caesar was doing, it may have seemed a bad thing. Being uprooted and having to leave a place because of someone else’s evil is a terrible thing to bare. Yet this brought the couple to a place where they would meet Paul, and it was the start of a fruitful companionship in the gospel. Think what this must have meant for Paul after his time alone in Athens. Once again he had companionship; he had colleagues. For Aquila and Priscilla, if they weren’t Christians before this point, maybe this was the time when they got converted.
On any given day, the Lord of history may bring about life-changing meetings.
PRAYER: Lord, I’m in your Hands. Cause all my movements to be in your will, for your purposes, to your glory.