Peter's Escape From Prison
King Herod had put Peter in prison. Peter was asleep in the prison. There were chains on each of his wrists, and there was a guard on each side of him and more guards at the doorway.
However, nothing is too hard for God. Suddenly there was a bright light inside the prison, and an angel appeared. The angel struck Peter on the side to wake him and his chains fell off.
"Quick, get up!" he said. Peter followed the angel's instructions when he told him to put on his clothes and sandals. Then he told him to wrap his coat around him and follow him.
Peter obeyed though he didn't think it was really happening. He thought it was just a vision.
They passed by the first guard, then the second guard, and the guards didn't even see them. There was still one more barrier to his freedom. The iron gate that led to the city was in front of them, and then without anyone pushing on it, the gate swung open by itself.
They walked through the gate and went the length of one street. Then as suddenly as he had appeared, the angel left him.
God had delivered him from Herod and the terrible fate that the king had planned for him. He went to the home of Mary, John Mark's mother, where the church was gathered praying for him. He knocked at the outer entrance.
A servant girl named Rhoda went to answer the door. Peter spoke and Rhoda recognized his voice. She was so excited she didn't even open the door. Peter kept on knocking. Finally they opened the door and they were so surprised to see Peter standing there. Did they not believe that God could answer their prayers for Peter's release?
Everyone started talking at one time. Peter held up his hand for them to be quiet, then he told them how God had sent an angel to deliver him.