I’m All Shook Up!
The Scriptures have abundant examples of the details surrounding how many early believers came to know Jesus as Lord. Some were eye witnesses of His incredible miracles and some were convicted of their sins after hearing the early disciples witness of His saving grace. Paul and others led some to Christ by using their considerable education to convincingly argue the deity of Jesus. For me, and for many other headstrong sinners, however, our worlds had to be shaken so hard that we were left searching for answers. Believe it or not, trouble can often come from the hand of God, for His express purposes. I wouldn’t want to live through them again, but I’m grateful for their result! My suspicion is that those who found themselves in a similar boat will be eternally grateful as well.
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped [he would have been put to death]. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?'” Acts 16:23-30
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