Re:Verse reading–Acts 12:1-19 (day four)
This passage is about Peter’s deliverance from the chains and locked doors of prison. The bonds of evil sought to silence his witness, but God’s power easily overpowered the schemes of man. I have always loved the picture painted by Rhoda, the servant girl. In her excited recognition of Peter’s voice at the gate, she forgot to open the gate! She had a simple faith that recognized God’s rescue of Peter. The church leaders inside praying needed more ‘encouragement’ to their faith.
How many times do we offer prayers on the behalf of others, and are then surprised when God answers the prayer? Words are easy to say, but faith, even the size of a mustard seed, seems often difficult to exercise. Is God able to deliver? Yes! Does God have a plan for redemption? Yes! Will He allow us to participate in His plan? Yes! Don’t be surprised when God works in your life…celebrate like Rhoda!