Good morning everyone!!! I hope your weekend was relaxing and rejuvenating!!!
I went to church on Sunday and the message was very powerful. The one thought that moved me was the mantra: NEVER stop believing! Stand firm on your principles even if you have to stand alone!
Rhoda was a servant girl in the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark. After Peter was released from prison, he went to the house and knocked on the door. Rhoda went to answer the door because she heard Peter’s voice. In her excitement, she rushed to tell the others, and forgot to open the door for him. She told the group, who were praying, that Peter was at the door. Initially, the prayer warriors did not believe her when she kept insisting that it was Peter. They said, “It is his angel.” Yet Peter kept on knocking and eventually they opened the door for him.
“So firm was her faith that God had heard and answered their prayers, that Rhoda never wavered in her belief, unlike those inside Mary’s house who were astonished. It was as if they couldn’t believe that their prayers could actually be answered.”
Rhoda, a maidservant, never wavered in her belief. Her economic status, in biblical times, would not have allowed her to defy her master. Yet, she took a chance, voiced her opinion, and stood her ground.
Stand. Proclaim. Be bold. Believe.