Acts 12:9, 11 So Peter left the cell, following the angel. But all the time he thought it was a vision. He didn’t realize it was actually happening… Peter finally came to his senses. “It’s really true!” he said. “The Lord has sent his angel and saved me from Herod and from what the Jewish leaders had planned to do to me!”
Sometimes it can be difficult to believe that such a comprehensible God – an accessible, intimate and present God – can do incomprehensible things which leave us awestruck.
In this passage, Peter had miraculously escaped prison. As it was happening, he thought it was simply a vision or a dream because the reality of it seemed too good to be true. Later, Peter visited the home of Mary, mother of John Mark. Those in the home also resorted to an easy explanation because the presence of Peter was too good to be true.
In both cases, even though there was a barrier of doubt, God was still able to open their eyes to see his miraculous hand at work. What we see in this passage of scripture is that God reveals himself in so many ways to those who believe in him.
In the same way, we can be encouraged that we can know this awesome God, that we can have an intimate understanding of him and experience his works within our life.
– Tershlan Heldsinger