Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Now What?

Acts 12:12 KJV
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

An obvious miracle had taken place. Peter, who had been in prison with James and was awaiting execution just as James had already been, was miraculously rescued.
·       An angel visited him
·       His chains fell off
·       The doors of the prison came open and
·       Peter was led to freedom outside
The event is so outstanding that even Peter thought he must have seen a vision. Sure enough, however, he was free.

Now what to do?

The angel had already departed leaving Peter standing there, in the middle of the night, with no further instructions. Peter, the Bible says, takes the time to consider the thing.
·       He could flee
·       He could go into hiding
He chose instead to go to the house where the church was meeting. He told them what God had done and encouraged them to spread the news.

There is a lesson here for us. When God works in our life the appropriate place to take that news is to our church. Let those who are united with you rejoice with you.

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