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Out of Jail

06 Jul

Peter preaching in the temple courtsWhat happened to those treats I was supposed to get after I listened to the story last week?

No, I didn’t get any treats.

Oh those?

Well, that wasn’t enough. I need more.

Now I have to listen to another story?

Oh, alright.

***

After the Sanhedrin let Peter and John go the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.

***

I bet if they started handing out treats people would join them.

I am listening.

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Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.

***

Was it hot and they needed shade?

Okay, I’ll listen.

***

Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.

***

Do you think somebody could heal me?

You know what’s wrong with me.

I’m hungry.

I need treats.

***

Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.  They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

***

Is that anything like my dog jail?

***

But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.

***

Hey person, if you find me outside my dog jail when you get home sometime, that’s because an angel of the Lord let me out.

Of course I’ll listen. This is getting good.

***

“Go, stand in the temple courts,” the angel said, “and tell the people the full message of this new life.”

At daybreak they entered the temple courts as they had been told, and began to teach the people.

When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the elders of Israel – and sent to the jail for the apostles.

***

Boy do they have a surprise coming.

I am too listening.

***

But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported. We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside. On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this.

***

I think those guys are going to be in trouble.

Well, I get in trouble sometimes. Shouldn’t they?

***

Then someone came and said, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.”

***

I think that means the good guys always win.

Now where’s my treats?

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12 Comments

Posted by on July 6, 2014 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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12 responses to “Out of Jail

  1. angelswhisper2011

    July 6, 2014 at 11:31 am

    We loved this story, Bongo, it’s good to know that when you’re in jail, there will be always an angel coming to help you, or just watch over you, so it isn’t so bad after all to be in jail. It’s maybe not what this story is about, but it’s a consolation for you..I hope :) Pawkisses for a Relaxt Evening :)

     
    • Bongo

      July 6, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      Little Binky, I sure hope that angel hangs around here when I’m in dog jail. My people would really be surprised to see me out of jail when they got home.

       
  2. marina kanavaki

    July 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Yes, Bongo – good guys like you. I also recall they get treats!!!! :-)

     
    • Bongo

      July 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks Marina. I’m telling my person you said that because I think she forgot to give me extra treats.

       
  3. FleaByte

    July 7, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Bongo, win is a relative term. A lot of those good guys died horrible deaths in the end. But in light of eternity, they sure do win. Great story!
    P.S. Good job, using the angel angle for escapes!

     
    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      FleaByte, that angel used to help me escape my yard a lot – until my person got wise to it. I think she’d better watch out though – trying to outsmart an angel.

       
  4. Talent Hounds

    July 7, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Loved the story Bongo!

     
    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks Talent Hounds.

       
  5. eripanwkevin

    July 7, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Great story! I don’t like those the high priest and all his associates……..they should understand who they are facing to…..Yay angel! Always very helpful to save good people! :)

     
    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Angel Kevin. That high priest and all of them really didn’t understand who they were facing.

       
  6. colliesofthemeadow

    July 8, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    hmmm.. how do I hire one of these Angels? muwahahaha -Ginger

     
    • Bongo

      July 8, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Ginger, I think you have to pray a lot. I’m practicing my dog prayers. Woo woo woooooo!

       

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