“You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.” – Acts 12:15 NIV
I have always found this verse amusing, maybe in part because I identify with it. Peter is in prison and the church is praying for him. An angel appears and busts him out of jail. But when Peter shows up at the prayer meeting going on for his release, the folks praying for him are slow to believe their prayers have been answered, instead assuming the worst. How many times am I surprised when God answers my prayers? But why should I be? Didn’t he promise that if I asked appropriately he would respond?