Paul’s Intervention for Publius
Paul and nearly three hundred others temporally escaped imprisonment in Rome and were stranded when the ship they were on wrecked on the Island of Malta.
A man of high stature on the Island, Publius, had a father who was very ill with a fever. Paul intervened by laying hands on him and praying.
“In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously. And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid hands on him, and he was healed.” (Acts 28:7-9)
Publius’ father was healed.