The Guards

18 In the morning, there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter. 19 After Herod had a thorough search made for him and did not find him, he cross-examined the guards and ordered that they be executed. Acts 12:18-19

The guards must have been puzzled about Peter’s disappearance. All of them missed him leaving. One or two guards falling asleep is one thing, but all of them? It was their job to guard their prisoner and they let him go. How he left was immaterial to the leadership.

The positive note in all of this is that Peter presumably had a chance to preach the gospel to them while he was in captivity. We will never know this side of heaven who, if any, believed.

All of you reading this devotional have lost track of people you’ve known in the past. Some were saved; others were not. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter make it really easy to reconnect.

Take the time today to write one of those people you knew a long time ago. Reconnect. Find out what’s happening in their lives. Pray for them and their family. You’ll be glad you did.

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