Paul spent three days in Syracuse and I spent three months just up the road in Sigonella. Happens I visited Syracuse while in Sigonella. Very old city with lots of ancient sites to visit. I think I saw most of them. What interest me the most is why did Paul only stay three days? Why not four or two? Does it have something to do with the threes in the gospels?
What about this: 3000 souls baptized on Pentecost, Sapphira was only three hours behind her husband, Paul was three days without food or drink after he saw Jesus, Peter saw a vision three times and three men came for him. Paul preached for three weeks in Thessalonica, three months in Corinth and spent three months in Greece. “Festus then, having arrived in the province, three days later went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.” On the island of Malta Paul was entertained for three days by Publius. They stayed on the island three months. After Paul had been in Rome three days he called for the leaders.
I know why I stayed at Sigonella for three months. It was because Desert Storm only lasted three months. It had nothing to do with the threes in the gospel or the threes in Acts. (By the way, those aren’t the only ones.) Or did it?
The three members of the Godhead also give us three witnesses to truth. They are Spirit, water, blood. More on that later.