Wednesday, October 2, 2019

2 Kings 2:1-25; Jeremiah 35:1-19; Hebrews 7:1-28

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without
ceasing of the church unto God for him. Acts 12:5

Peter’s release from prison is a striking example of the power of
God in response to His people. It provides us with lessons about
the precision, persistency and promise of prayer against insurmountable
odds. It is also a gospel picture of God’s strong hand
to save. Chained, guarded, and under the sentence of death (v. 6),
Peter is like the complacent sinner, asleep to his true condition. But
a light shatters the darkness, chains fall off, doors open up (v. 10)
and a path is taken directly to a prayer meeting (v. 12). Powerful!
Keep on praying then for those difficult situations, and difficult
people. God answers prayer! —Mark Kolchin

My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth and followed Thee. —Charles Wesley