“So Peter left the cell, following the angel. But all the time he thought it was a vision. He didn’t realize it was actually happening.”
Have you ever had a set of circumstances that when things come together you find yourself wanting to pinch yourself since it is so hard to believe it all worked out as it did? It happens. We will hear people say, “The stars must have aligned” when this happens to them. Yes, sometimes, the market influences, what is going on around us, what someone wrote, or whatever it is happens and we see our businesses spike and positively take off. Many a company had that happen during COVID. What was once a nice to have, became a must have. Or, a shifting emphasis on how to spend time and money, opened up products and services that we being left behind before. Not everyone had this fortune, but there are many companies today who are pinching themselves.
Maybe, had the language been different, Peter might have had to “pinch himself “to believe what was happening to him as he was escorted out of prison by an angel. But, afterwards he would have known and would tell others that it was God who rescued him. That’s our advantage too. When the things come together for us, it’s not happenstance or the stars aligning, it’s the answer to prayers that God will lead us in His will. Each time we offer that prayer for ourselves and others, we can have faith that He will answer that prayer and yes, we might sometimes need to pinch ourselves to recognize what God can do…that we can’t.
Reference: Acts 12:9 (New Living Translation)