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  • Writer's pictureAmy Schones

God in Everyday Life

In the 12th book of Acts, we read the account of Peter’s imprisonment by Herod for his faith. He was shackled between two guards awaiting trial and a likely fate of execution. Suddenly, an Angel of the Lord woke Peter and miraculously set him free! In amazement, Peter thought he was having a vision. We read that “Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen. When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, ‘Peter is at the door’” (Acts 12:11-15 ESV).

Rhoda answered the door, which is one of the many duties of a servant. If you stop and think about it, she was the first to witness the miracle of Peter’s release. Sometimes the servant sees the miracles first! Are you fulfilling a role that, like a servant, feels so commonplace that nothing exciting can happen? Be encouraged, for that is not the case. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a young woman, and the Angel of the Lord appeared to her. The rest is history.

As a member of the Body of Christ, no matter where God has you, believe you are strategically placed where God desires to use you. Just watch for miracles He is doing every day. He is with you.


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