When you cannot sleep at night, have you ever thought, “maybe it’s God saying, ‘We need to talk. You now have time.'”
Along about midnight, Paul and Silas were at prayer and singing praises to God. Then, without warning, God changed their situation in a big way. Maybe, after tonight, when insomnia threatens to keep me tossing and turning until the wee hours of the morning, I’ll just get up along about midnight and pray and praise Him. That should guarantee sweet sleep in short order.
22-24 The judges went along with the mob, had Paul and Silas’s clothes ripped off and ordered a public beating. After beating them black-and-blue, they threw them into jail, telling the jail-keeper to put them under heavy guard so there would be no chance of escape. He did just that—threw them into the maximum security cell in the jail and clamped leg irons on them.
25-26 Along about midnight, Paul and Silas were at prayer and singing a robust hymn to God. The other prisoners couldn’t believe their ears. Then, without warning, a huge earthquake! The jailhouse tottered, every door flew open, all the prisoners were loose.
Acts 16:24-26 The Message (MSG)
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