20 Now Herod was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. So they came to him in a body; and after winning over Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, they asked for a reconciliation, because their country depended on the king’s country for food. 21On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat on the platform, and delivered a public address to them. 22The people kept shouting, ‘The voice of a god, and not of a mortal!’ 23And immediately, because he had not given the glory to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. 24 But the word of God continued to advance and gain adherents. 25Then after completing their mission Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem and brought with them John, whose other name was Mark. (Acts 12:20-25, NRSV)
Again we see things that do not happen like this.
Because Herod claimed to be a god and the people said he was too, the Lord got angry and struck him down. I am glad the Lord does not do that to me when I mess up. Because I would be struck down at least once a day, ok maybe 10 times a day.
But the word of the Lord continues to advance through the world and people are hearing it.
Even when we come home the work that God did through us will still continue to spread His word!