For the brokenhearted

I carved this piece of cedar more than 44 years ago. These words are just as true today as they were for me back then. Hung this carving on our tree today, and praying it attracts the attention of neighbors and vacationers as the walk by. Since it cannot be easily read from the road curiosity must draw them in a little closer. Praying God will speak to someone and give the same assurance that He gave to me so long ago.

“Now about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains were unfastened. When the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, thinking that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!” And the jailer asked for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas;

 and after he brought them out, he said, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of God to him together with all who were in his house. And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household. And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and was overjoyed, since he had become a believer in God together with his whole household.” (Acts 16:25-34 NASB)