Friday, September 23, 2011

meet silas.

I don't know...if you are going to pick a name for your son...
I love the name Silas, it is connected to such an amazing story...

It goes like this....
there were two men: Paul and Silas
they were on their way to a place of prayer,
a slave girl,
who had a spirit that predicted the future--fortune-telling.
followed them shouting..

“These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.”

this troubled Paul, who said to the spirit,
“In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!”
and immediately, the spirit left her.

The slave girls owners, ticked their income was gone,
seized Paul and Silas , dragged them to the marketplace
had them stripped, beaten, thrown into prison, feet in stocks.

After all this ,Paul and Silas, in prison,
were praying and singing hymns to God...

when there was a violent earthquake
and all the prison doors flew open.
the jailer, was about to kill himself
thinking the prisoners had escaped...
Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

The jailer fell before Paul and Silas, and asked.
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will
be saved—you and your household.” he believed in God—he and his whole family.

I just like the's interesting to me...on more than one level...
I would tell the story to my son, if he were named silas...
but I am just quirky like that.

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