Rhoda's Steadfastness

There is a story in the twelfth chapter of Acts, interesting alike to young and older students of Christian Science, which tells of the steadfastness of a little maid named Rhoda. The incident took place in the time when King Herod was persecuting many of the church in Jerusalem and had imprisoned Peter in the common prison.

Through the practice of his spiritual understanding of the Christ, Truth, Peter had healed many people of so-called incurable diseases and of hidden sins; and therefore it is not to be wondered at that when this great evil befell him, members of the church prayed "without ceasing" for him. Among the company assembled to pray for Peter at the house of Mary, Mark's mother, was a damsel named Rhoda.

And we read that while Peter was "sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains," and "the keepers before the door kept the prison . . . behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands."

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July 13, 1935

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