“Singing in the Rain”
Many of us now that little tune. The idea of the song is that when it rains we can still be happy.
Paul and Silas could sing in the rain. Only thing, their rain was being in prison
Please read the following verses to see one of them.
22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten.
23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully.
24 Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose.
27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.
28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved — you and your household.”
32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.
33 At that hour of the night, the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized.
34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God — he and his whole family.
If I am being held in prison, I am not sure I would be holding a worship service. Paul and Silas are worshipping. I wonder what the other prisoners thought as they listened?
I wonder what the jailer thought?
Well, the jailer was moved enough to ask Paul and Silas what he needed to do to be saved?
Paul and Silas spoke the Word of God to the jailer and his family, and those who heard made the decision to have Jesus be their Lord and Savior.
As believers, we too can sing in the rain.
And I thought of a song we can sing.
1. Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear,
Things I would ask him to tell me if he were here.
Scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea,
Stories of Jesus, tell them to me.
2. Oh, let me hear how the children stood round his knee.
I shall imagine his blessings resting on me;
Words full of kindness, deeds full of grace,
All in the love-light of Jesus’ face.
3. Tell me, in accents of wonder, how rolled the sea,
Tossing the boat in a tempest on Galilee!
And how the Master, ready and kind,
Chided the billows and hushed the wind.