"And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the
foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were
opened, and every one's bands were loosed.” Acts17:16:26
And rather than running away from the danger these early
Christians stayed where they were. They
stayed put in the face of the danger God had just freed them from. Letting God's love shine through their
actions to their jailer and he lived physically and was born a new spiritually.
How often have we prayed to be rescued at the expense of others? How often do we walk away taking our
experience of God’s love with us and leave others to struggle and to not know the
love of God that shines through when Christian remain to struggle with others.
Jesus prayed such a prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane when he
prayed not to have to suffer on the cross and he submitted to God's will and
thus we live. We know God's love for us
through Christ's acceptance to his Father's will.