When Herod’s persecution broke out against the church, James was killed and Peter was thrown in jail in preparation to give him a fair trial before they killed him too. The night before Peter’s trial, he slept, chained between two guards, when the Angel of the Lord appeared and awoke Peter. When he awoke, Peter followed the angel’s instructions. Half awake and half asleep, he put on his robe and sandals and walked with the angel past two sets of guards, out of the prison. The angel escorted him to the city gates, the iron gates opened by themselves and Peter walked into the city, and when he did, the angel left him and Peter was left standing alone a free man.
Where do you think he went?
He went to where he knew people would be praying for him, he went to Mary’s house. Rhoda, the servant-girl, sat listening to the prayers of the church for Peter. When the knock came at the door, she ran to answer it. Who would it be? Another member of the church coming to pray? The Roman…