The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.
Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him.
Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.”
Peter had been imprisoned simply for being a Christian leader and a preacher of the Good News.
Why are there always enemies of the Gospel?
Why are there always those who dislike us? Look down upon us? Make jokes about us? Consider us not very intelligent?
And, as in this case, actually want to destroy us?
Peter is lost and in prison and an angel comes. Perhaps you need an angel today. In fact, why don’t you pray for God to send an angel to help and be beside you with whatever you face today?