Musing: But at Midnight
In Acts 16 Paul and Silas had been arrested, beaten and then thrown into prison and put into chains. You can say they weren’t having a good day. Here’s a question would you feel like worshipping?
Here is what is written:
Paul and Silas choose to worship rather than complain, gripe, feel sorry for themselves and a host of other ways of expressing that what had just occurred in their lives wasn’t right.
It says, “but at midnight.” That would seem to indicate that they had been worshipping for a while and then a midnight - GOD MOVES…
It says, there was an earthquake, foundation is shaken and the doors as well as all the chains were unlocked. Everyone was set free. We all want the earthquake and all our chains to be removed FOR EVERYONE….
Perhaps the key is to put aside complaining, griping, criticizing, feeling sorry for ourselves and numerous other “natural” attitudes and responses? We all want a “MIDNIGHT.” Then let’s “WORSHIP”, even when your having a bad day.
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Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.