God’s Spirit was working all that was happening to Paul for God’s good purpose (Acts 28 & Rom.8:28). If the viper had not bitten Paul the people of Malta would not have noticed Paul. That incident opened the door for Paul to be able to minister to the people because they looked up to him, and saw the power of God was upon his life. Christians must be careful not to make ‘snap judgments’ in our own life situations. God is at work and He has a purpose in all that happens to His Children. Even through the storms God will guide us to those people & places where He knows there is a need for ministry. A ministry opened up to Paul, and many sick people were healed. And Paul was also able to share the Gospel of Christ with many.