Tuesday 23 May 2017
Acts 16:22-34. Psalms 137(138):1-3, 7-8. John 16:5-11.
Your right hand has saved me, O Lord – Psalms 137(138):1-3, 7-8.
‘Your right hand has saved me, O Lord.’
Today’s psalm celebrates God’s steadfast love and faithfulness. The story of Paul and Silas escaping from prison shows us the power of God to bring major transformations to our lives. Paul and Silas do not simply celebrate their good fortune and flee to freedom straight away. They take time to share God’s love with the prison guard who had kept them captive as well as his family.
Do I sing songs of praise to God in the midst of my troubles? When God answers my prayers do I, like the psalmist, feel the strength of my soul increased? Do I love the very person who attempts to keep me in chains? When I receive unexpected gifts of grace and freedom, do I share those gifts with others?