Devotionals by Aunt Carole and Uncle Dan


God Knows…When I Do Right and Still Have Problems – Part 1
Bad things often happen to good people. All over the world and through all of history, people have asked: Why?
When Peter and John had been told to stop talking about Jesus, their reply was “We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” So they kept on with their work. “And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.” The disciples were pleased that people were listening to the story of Jesus. But the national leaders were NOT happy. They arrested the disciples and put them in prison!
That night God an angel to the prison to open the prison doors and let them out. The angel said, ‘Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people.’” So in the early morning the apostles bravely returned to the Temple to preach the Gospel.
Meanwhile, the council gathered for the trial. Soldiers were sent to the prison to fetch the prisoners. When the prison guards unlocked the prison doors, imagine their shock at finding the inner cell empty! The council members were baffled. Soon they heard the news “The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!” Off went the captain and his men to haul the disciples in again.
 “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name,” grumbled the high priest, “And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine!” Peter had a ready answer. “We must obey God rather than men.”
After much debate, the council decided to threaten the disciples and then let them go, but not before each was given a beating. The bruised and aching disciples left the council “rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching about Jesus Christ.”
God is able to remove problems—He sent an angel to let the disciples out of prison. But God doesn’t remove all problems—He allowed the council to give the disciples a hard time, arresting, questioning, and beating them. “In the world you will have tribulation,” Jesus warned. Tribulation means suffering, trials.

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Everyone has troubles some kind. The difference for the follower of Jesus is he never has to face them alone. God says, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
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Your Story Hour encourages young people to develop a strong Christian character through its dramatized radio program (English, Spanish & Russian), free Bible lessons and online magazine for kids. Exciting, inspirational and educational stories bring the Scriptures, history and everyday experiences to life.

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Hosts Aunt Carole and Uncle Dan bring their warmth and love to children around the world as they narrate exciting, dramatized stories straight from the pages of the Bible, the annals of history and the experiences of life. Your Story Hour has encouraged young people (kids, teens and the young at heart) for nearly six decades, helping them to embrace high moral principles, while at the same time enjoying storytelling at its best. Kids love to "be there" when David slays the giant, "feel the heat" as Daniel's three friends are cast into the fiery furnace, "experience the excitement" as Clara Barton risks her life to save the wounded of the Civil War, "understand the risks" as Paul Revere makes his famous ride, "feel the wonder" as an angel protects two children from a robber or God miraculously spares an honest man's family from starvation. Hundreds of wonderful stories, taken from the international radio broadcast, are available on CD (or cassette). In addition, a special, interfaith Bible course, during which children earn CDs from Your Story Hour's Life of Jesus album (26 stories), is available for kids 9 years old and older. And, starting in 2008, Clubhouse magazine will be available online free of charge!

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