Delivered by an Angel
We are working our way through the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles. Healings and miracles accompanied the apostles preaching and people began to follow them and believe in Jesus as the Messiah. This caused the Jewish leaders to be jealous so they had the apostles arrested and put in jail. But an angel set them free during the night without disturbing the guards (Acts 5:23), and told them to "Go, stand in the temple courts and tell the people the full message of this new life."
At daybreak they were back in the temple courts preaching again. Daybreak was a busy time in the temple because people stopped in at sunrise to worship.
For reflection: Has an angel ever brought me a message from God? Have I ever been miraculously delivered from a bad situation? How would I feel if I had been arrested and thrown in jail for witnessing about Jesus?
Let us pray. Holy Spirit, the apostles went from being fearful to being fearless. I want to do the same. I want to tell people about you with the same certainty, the same assurance, the same boldness that they had.
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I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.