TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH | ACTS 5:17-21 The imprisoned apostles are freed at night. As the apostles preached and healed the sick, the Sadducees grew angry. They had the authority to direct the Temple’s happenings — how dare these apostles tread on their turf? The High Priest ordered the apostles’ arrest, thinking that would be the end of them. But an angel of the Lord visited during the night, setting them free to teach again in the Temple. This Advent, contemplate who or what imprisons you. Who has arrested, paused or delayed your spiritual growth and development? What has locked you into addiction, despair, fear or temptation? What angels has God sent your way to break you out of prison? Savior God, you appear when we are imprisoned. You provide wisdom, resources and conviction to find our way free. This Advent, help us recognize your offerings of help and hope. Lead us to the liberation we need to grow in faith and service. Amen.
These daily devotions are taken from the Presbyterian Outlook Journal. The entire devotional can be found linked below.