JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the power of prayer and praising God.
Paul and Silas were in prison. They had been stripped and beaten and carefully guarded. Their feet were in stocks.
That is the setting when they do something amazing. About midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God. The other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, which shook the foundations of the prison. The prison doors swung wide open, and everybody’s chains came loose.
This incident led to the conversion of the jailer, who believed in the Lord Jesus and was saved.
Paul and Silas could have responded differently. They could have had a pity party. They could have been feeling despair. We might understand why under the circumstances. However, they were praying and praising God, and He opened up more doors for them to be an effective witness for Jesus.
Look for God to open up doors of opportunity as you seek Him with all your heart and praise Him with all your strength.
The power of prayer and praising God are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
There’s a new VeggieTales DVD out from Big Idea Entertainment–and it’s just in time for Christmas! It’s Merry Larry and the True light of Christmas. Bob, Larry and their veggie friends share a special holiday story about helping others in need and remembering the true meaning of Christmas! It also features Si Robertson (from Duck Dynasty) and a new Christmas song from Owl City and Toby Mac! Click here to buy online. Tune in to WJTL December 02-11 for chances to call in and win it! Keep our number handy: 717-392-3690 (392-FM90). Comment on our blogs at www.WJTL.com and you’ll automatically be entered to win this prize from WJTL’s Feedback Giveback this week.
Larry The Cucumber stars as Merry Larry, the head elf at the Spring Valley Mall. One day a little girl’s request catches his attention. Can he help her friend, Mrs. Crespie, who just lost her house in a fire, get a new house for Christmas? Merry Larry sets off on a caper to create the biggest light show EVER hoping to bring the community together in helping Mrs. Crespie. Meanwhile, Larry’s co-worker Phillip Fleagle (Bob the Tomato), seems to only care about the mall’s spectacular Christmas display! Will Phillip realize what the “true light of Christmas” is all about and help Merry Larry rally the community to help Mrs. Crespie? Find out in this all new VeggieTales Christmas Special where kids learn that “Christmas shines most bright and true, when you give the love that’s been given to you.”
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