As the story unfolds in this chapter we find that Peter is also arrested and the plan was to have him executed after the feast. Luke notes how the church gathered and began to pray earnestly that God intervene and help Peter. God answered their prayer and sent an angel to release Peter from prison. This wonderful story of Peter’s rescue leaves a question on the table. Why did God save Peter and not James? Of course as always we don’t know why – God rarely answers the why question. I feel confident that the church was also praying for James, or at least the other apostles were praying for him. Yet God chose not to save him! So we are left with the reality that God hears our prayers but how they get answered might be very different from what we had hoped. One might ask why bother to pray if God is going to do what He wants to do? Well Peter was saved and the text seems to suggest strongly that his release was in connection to the prayers of the church, for James did tell us that we do not have because we do not ask (James 4:2). So what are we to do – PRAY!! If we get the answer we were looking for – praise God and if we don’t get the answer we were looking for, place your trust in God and praise God! For true trust in God requires us to accept the answers we get, knowing all things will work together for good! God proclaims to James: “well done good and faithful servant come share in your Mater’s happiness!” God proclaims to Peter: “You have more to do for Me and the kingdom, continue to serve!” Who received the better answer?