Wait, it may not be over!

Wait, it may not be over!

Acts 16:27

“The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.”


It’s an incredible thing but some people will wake today and never be the same again.

The jailer woke and his world had collapsed. How could he have not heard any commotion? How could the prison doors be open and he sleep through the whole debacle?

He was ready to fall on his sword. The jailer knew he was in trouble. He was afraid and ashamed. He knew with the prisoners having escaped under his watch that he would be probably killed. Do I be killed or do I kill myself? Do I come under judgment or do I pass judgment on myself?

And we are left hanging in this moment of decision. “He was about to…” What will he do?

We all know what it is like to be at the edge of giving up.

The reason Jesus died on the cross was to make another way for us.

The jailer only thought there was 2 ways but there was another way he had not thought of. We will see that tomorrow!

The next time you are about to finish everything just pause and wait. There may be a way you haven’t seen if you just wait a moment in time. The Jailer ‘thought’ with the evidence before him. He thought wrong. God’s best work can leave you thinking the wrong thought.

During Jesus’ holy week his disciples’ thinking was often confused and wrong.

At the washing of their feet: “You do not realise now what I am doing, but later you will.”

At the betrayal when Jesus told Judas to go and act quickly: “but no one at the meal understood … some thought Jesus was telling him to buy food for the Feast or to give money to the poor.”

Thomas said: “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

The disciples were saying together continually, “What does he mean ‘by a little while’? We don’t understand”

Today you may have many thoughts, just wait, be open to the fact that you may be confused and wrong even though evidence is before you. Just wait, it may not be over.

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