Monday May 13th, Acts 16:  29-31 The jailer got a torch and ran inside. Badly shaken, he collapsed in front of Paul and Silas. He led them out of the jail and asked, "Sirs, what do I have to do to be saved, to really live?" They said, "Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus. Then you'll live as you were meant to live—and everyone in your house included!"  For all who think there must be a proper order to things, it is good to remember that the jailer didn’t take a membership class, or confirmation class, his children weren’t instructed in the meanings of the words of institution or the office of the keys.  He knew little of church history.  He was just some poor guy whose life and the lives of his loved ones as he had known it, had come to an end, and a new life had started.  He could either fall on his sword and abandon his family, as was called for by the powers that be, or he could “really live.”  He chose the latter, for both himself and his family.  All too often it is not until we reach bottom that we can see up.  It is not until we need God that we see God who has been with us all along. The Jailers only qualification for being a child of God was that he had nowhere else to go.  He had reached the point where it was a choice between life and death, and he chose life.   Would that we had more in our congregation like that!!!!  There would be no way to stop us.  Welcome to the end of the road church…… this is where life begins.


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