When they finally opened the door and saw him, they were amazed.
Acts 12:16 (NLT)
It’s an amazing story. Peter was arrested for preaching the gospel and was thrown in jail awaiting trial. Peter and his friends were praying for his release and in the middle of the night an angel came and woke Peter up. His chains fell off and Peter was led out of jail right past the 16 soldiers assigned to guard him. When he was outside, he realized what just happened, that it wasn’t a dream, and he went to the home of his friends. Now here is the irony. When he got to the house his friends were in praying earnestly for his release. He knocked and the girl that answered the door was so excited she left Peter at the door and told everyone. They did not believe her. But when they went to the door and saw Peter they were amazed. Now I get it. I would be excited too, but I hope not totally astonished. I want to get to a place where I ask God for great things and am not astonished but rather deeply thankful. I want to pray for rain with an open umbrella! I want to pray with the door open waiting for Peter to come home. Oh Jesus, increase my faith. May Your might and power astonish me before you answer my prayer.
Dear Father, Your power and majesty are astonishing. Help me to come to You in faith believing that all things are possible to them that believe. In Jesus’ name.
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