Standing together for healing

Most of us will never face a violent crowd, intent on pummeling us with rocks. Not the way Paul did, at least. He was just doing his thing, preaching the gospel as he had so many times before. But this time, the crowd became a mob—reacting with anger and aggression (see Acts 14:19, 20).

Maybe a stoning sounds like a thing of the past. But we’ve each had our own moments of feeling overwhelmed, bullied, even threatened by people who don’t understand us. We’ve felt ganged up on—in person or on social media—and in need of friends who get what we’re about to come to our rescue.

Paul had that kind of friends in his fellow Christians. As the Bible tells it, he was left for dead after that stoning. But “as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city.”

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Testimony of Healing
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