The Lectionary has us reading about Paul and Silas and their short stay in prison as a consequence of Paul exorcising an irritating demon. This story has earthquakes, pseudo-prison breaks, suicide prevention, redemption . . . it is filled with drama and action. It is also filled with God at work, doing what God does best – changing lives. This is another opportunity for us to look at what happened in the past and get over the notion that it was only “back then” that God worked. It is human nature and completely understandable how we might want to see God working through earthquakes and such but we need to remember that this is simply something we want. If we are open to see God at work we will see it; if we limit the ways God might work to the stereotypically dramatic we will miss most of what He is doing.
Knox Presbyterian The gifts of Acts: God at work
St. Mark’s Presbyterian The girts of Acts: God at work
By the way, yes I know it was Mother’s Day . . . that’s why there are some flowers in the upper left corner 🙂