6 The very night before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison. 7Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him, saying, ‘Get up quickly.’ And the chains fell off his wrists. 8The angel said to him, ‘Fasten your belt and put on your sandals.’ He did so. Then he said to him, ‘Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.’ 9Peter went out and followed him; he did not realize that what was happening with the angel’s help was real; he thought he was seeing a vision. 10After they had passed the first and the second guard, they came before the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went outside and walked along a lane, when suddenly the angel left him. 11Then Peter came to himself and said, ‘Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hands of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.’ (Acts 12:6-11, NRSV)
Has something happened that you were not able to explain that saved you from something?
It is hard for us to hear these kinds of stories and believe them because it is too far fetched. It doesn’t make sense that this would happen so how did it happen?
Why do we need to understand how something happened to believe it can happen? I mean it makes it easier when science explains how something happens, but that doesn’t mean if science can’t explain it that it can’t happen.
Faith is believing what can’t be seen or proven. It is having the hope that what we are told is true.
Miracles happen every day. Just believe!