Week of February 17-21, 2003
tells a story about Paul and Silas who journeyed
to their place of prayer. On their journey, they
were attacked, stripped, and beaten by an angry
crowd who was displeased with their teaching.
After Paul and Silas were severely flogged, they
were thrown into the inner cell of the prison,
with their feet fastened in the stocks.
midnight, Paul and Silas prayed and sang hymns to
God. Suddenly, a violent earthquake shook the
foundations of the prison and all the prison
doors flew open. As a result, the chains of every
prisoner fell off! Their chains were broken
because in the midst of their darkest hour, their
current situation was not their focus. Instead of
succumbing to their situation, they prayed and
sang hymns to God.
and Silas, you too, may find yourself confined in
a relationship, on a job, or situation that seems
inescapable. You may feel that you have done all
that you know how, but your situation still seems
hopeless. You feel that you have nowhere to turn
and no one to talk to.
midnight hour -- your escape is just a breath
away. Sing a song, say a pray, think positive, or
read a positive word -- and like Paul and Silas,
your chains will be broken.
and Silas -- in your midnight hour -- you too
will find that solace is just a breath away.
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Think About It!!
"Trust in yourself and you are
doomed to disappointment;....but trust in GOD,
and you are never to be confounded in time or
eternity." Dwight L. Moody
"Measure not God's love and
favor by your own feeling. The sun shines as
clearly in the darkest day as it does in the
brightest. The difference is not in the sun, but
in some clouds which hinder the manifestation of
the light thereof." Richard Sibbes
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