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Mad Or Glad (Chinese/English)



12 When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. 13 And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 Recognizing Peter’s voice, in her joy she did not open the gate but ran in and reported that Peter was standing at the gate. 15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind.” But she kept insisting that it was so, and they kept saying, “It is his angel!” 16 But Peter continued knocking, and when they opened, they saw him and were amazed.


Mad Or Glad


What do you expect when you go to a prayer meeting? You expect answers to prayer right! Maybe your prayers aren’t answered in such a dramatic way as they were here.

I want to focus on Rhoda; one of the forgotten heroes of Scripture.



She had faith! Let’s look at her faith:

It was an excited faith. She was probably saved. She probably knew the situation and was praying for Peter. People were there at the gate, and it says “in her joy”. Literally she was so overcome with joy, that her heart was overflowing with excitement. When God answers prayer, does it excite your heart or is just, “oh well that’s good?”It was an eager faith. She couldn’t wait to share what God had done. Is it like that with you/me? When God does something in your life in answer to prayer, do you want to share it?



Look at the reaction of the rest of the church. They thought she was totally mad. But, last, her faith was an enthusiastic faith. She kept telling them, over and over again.


The whole church was gathered for prayer.  Seems impressive, yes. But when Peter arrived, they didn’t believe it was him.


Why was the church amazed at what God had done?

Why are we so amazed when God answers prayer?

Why pray and ask God to answer us and then when He does, we refuse to believe Him?




God opens doors for us and then stands knocking on the door, but we refuse to answer the door. We think it’s an “angel.”

Do you truly believe that God answers prayer?

Rhoda did. She was glad!

Let’s be a Rhoda and have an excited, eager, and enthusiastic faith.


God bless you


About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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  1. Thanks Keith,
    Enjoyed this and the message it conveyed.
    God Bless

  2. so many views.. amazing

    cd your comments are such an encouraement

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