We are in a season of miracles.
The problem is I almost missed it. I’ll tell you more about that in a minute.
In Acts 12, Peter is in jail. He’s guarded heavily. There’s no way out. His friends have gathered to pray in a house not far away.
Suddenly Peter’s chains fall away. The guards have obviously gone blind because he walks right past them. A battered but excited Peter walks to his friends’ house and knocks on the door. A girl answers and she’s so shocked to see him that she shuts the door in his face. She runs to the rest of the group and says, “Peter’s at the front door!”
They keep praying.
“You’ve probably seen a ghost,” they said.
As I read that I laughed out loud. It seems crazy. Number one, they are praying for this very thing. Two, they are willing to believe a ghost is at the door rather than the fact that God has answered their prayers.”
My laugh subsided as I saw my own response — just this past week. [Read more…]