Pristine Grace

On Death Row
by Drew Dietz
On Death Row

And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains and the keepers before the door kept the prison. - Acts 12:6

     Look! what grace in the heart does for God’s dear children!! Peter was just hours before his probable execution. James was already murdered (vs.2) and I’m sure Peter was next in line. Yet, read the text again my weak brother, let it liven your discouraged soul my sister…’Peter was sleeping!’ Peter, who was the Lord’s own, had that peace that passes all understanding. How can this be? What is the formula for such rest and peace in the face of fiery trial? No formula, no 1,2 or 3; but simple and child-like trust (all of grace) in the very person of Jesus Christ, who held nothing back for the free redemption of my vile, ugly and deplorable sin sick soul! If he be for us….none shall be against us really or more importantly, eternally!