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A Sweet Escape

Today I Read: Acts 12

5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him…

 13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!”

 15 “You’re out of your mind,” they told her.

It sounds like something out of a slapstick comedy movie…

Peter is arrested and thrown in jail. No less than 16 soldiers guarded him. His friends pray like there’s no tomorrow. They need a miracle. They hope for a miracle. But I guess they really weren’t expecting one.

Then it happens. Peter makes his sweet escape. He shows up on his friends’ doorstep and knocks. Rhoda answers it, and the poor girl is so stunned that she slams the door in his face. When she tells the others, they don’t just doubt the possibility that God came through for them. They literally question Rhoda’s sanity…

We prayed for something and God answered it? You’re out of your mind…

Question I’m Pondering: Where do I underestimate God?

In Other News: When I found out that snickerdoodles did not involve Snickers in any way, I was thoroughly disappointed.

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4 thoughts on “A Sweet Escape

  1. Nice little nugget of scripture. And, by the way, there aren’t any doodles in them either. I checked.

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  2. So they’re a lie all around…

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  3. Sandra Fanning on said:

    What an amazing feeling it is when we SEE God answer our prayers. There are times when I want Him to just come right out and answer or give me a hint. “Really God? Do I need more patience?” Not really. What I need is endurance. Knowing that at just the right time…

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  4. You have no idea how much I love that you worked a Gwen Stefani song into this post. This blog is off to a fantastic start!

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