Who can sing God’s praises when he/she is flogged and given many lashes ? He/she who is deeply united with the Lord; whose faith cannot be shaken in moments of suffering. In the bible, we have the story of Paul and Silas. The magistrates had them stripped, flogged and thrown into prison. They were praying and praising God, while the other prisoners listened to them.
Moreover, they had a chance to escape from the prison when its foundations were shakened because of the eartquake. But they did not. These acts of Paul and Silas touched the gaoler. He and his family became believers in the Lord Jesus. (Acts. 16:22-24).
Our faith is tested when crosses come in our lives. In such times we are called to give witness to our faith. If we stand firm, then many wonders will be worked in the world. More and more people will acknowledge Jesus as the Lord and the Savior of the world.
Are we prepared to remain faithful to our calling?