So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
The 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. Suddenly 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 Peter's wrists.
Then 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. Peter 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. (Acts 12:5-9)
It struck me this morning how Peter is saved by the angels, and how he is being kept alive by God for the work that he has left for him to do.
Although, I may see myself as a sacrifice, God is going to bring me out of my captivity, so that I can finish my work that he has left to do. It is my job to follow the angels and saints before me, not to see myself as a sacrifice.
Lord, help me to see that your sacrifice was enough to satisfy our transgressions and continue to live my life in the joy that your angels will lead my way out of prison, until it is time to bring me home. Amen