He Broke the Chains

Suddenly there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter.  The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, “Quick!  Get up!”  And the chains fell off his wrist (Acts 12:7, NLT).

If you’re like me, then you live in awe of all God has done in your life.  While meditating one morning, I started thinking about how different I am from who I used to be.  After that trip down memory lane, I arrived at the subject of this post: God broke the chains that once held me bound.

I’m even more overwhelmed when I consider that I’m not the only person who has experienced God like that.  Peter knew something about God’s ability to break people out of things.  Peter was caught in a seemingly impenetrable predicament, but God dispatched an angel to deliver him.  Peter’s deliverance was so miraculous, he thought he was dreaming.

I think you can also bear witness of God’s chain-destroying power.  Just think about all that has changed in your life because of Him.  Perhaps you’re more patient, peaceful, loving, and kind than you used to be.  It’s all because He broke the chains that held you bound.  Just thinking about that should make you grateful that “if the Son sets you free, you are truly free” (John 8:36, NLT).