Every time I mention the Suddenly Story concept, I hear, “Oh, I have one!” I can’t wait to get a few submissions recounting the amazing stories I have already heard! [Read more…]
Every Christ-follower has a SUDDENLY STORY!
Each Suddenly Story includes a moment of surprise when a believer realizes that he or she has been delivered, blessed, or [fill in the blank] by our faithful Heavenly Father! Take, Peter’s story straight from the Bible, for example, his starts when he gets punched by an angel:
Acts 12:5-11: 5So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. 6The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. 7Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peterʼs wrists. 8Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. 9Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. 10They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him. 11Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herodʼs clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.” NIV