While the state of a physical prison varies from country to country. It still isn’t a place anyone will love to be because one’s freedom is inhibited and life could be regimented.
When Paul and Silas got imprisoned, they did something remarkable, they prayed and sang. They didn’t allow their present situation define their state or actions because they had a different perception which dictated their response.
I was wondering why they could sing so joyfully that attracted the Lord’s intervention even when they have just be wrongly accused and locked up in deep prisons…
I guess it was their perception.
Paul has once said “for me to live is Christ and to die is gain”(Phillipians 1:21).
Such statements come from deep convictions that births a perception which creates an unusual response to life situations…
If all I live for is Christ, then I can take anything for Him, including going to prison. So being in prison wasn’t a death sentence for them, it was for Christ, so they sang rather than sank.
Another thing that must have influenced their action to sing out instead of mourn was their perception of location.
They were more conscious of their spiritual location than their physical lock down. They were not seeing themselves in prison, rather they were seeing themselves in Christ.
This scripture comes to mind…
In him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28).
Enjoy the rest of your day, Muchluv! Blessings!