In June of 1962 two men attempted mission impossible when they attempted an escape from one of the most secure prison cells, Alcatraz. The name of the prison itself is capable of drawing chills out of some. Whether or not they successfully escaped remains debatable to this day. But much more fascinating than that occurrence is the escape that took place in this chapter of Acts. There was no attempt of escape by the prisoner, no planning, no masks, no guns, no panic, no fear, just peaceful prayer. Was it successful? Find out here…
“Peter is standing at the door!”
In prison, Peter is placed between two soldiers and bound by two chains, each chain being fastened to the wrist of one of the soldiers. He is unable to move without their knowledge. The prison doors securely locked, and the strongest guard is placed in charge. All chance of rescue or escape through human means is cut off. There is no hope. Or is there? Could it be that man’s most hopeless situation is God’s greatest opportunity? I’d like to suggest, that it is when we realize we are helplessly failing, that the Creator of the universe can once again display His power to rescue even the most despairing sinner! Call out to Him today!
Are you, too, chained by the circumstances of life’s trials? Do you feel as if there is no way of escape for what you are going through at this moment? Never forget that man’s extremity is God’s greatest opportunity!
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.