I heard a sermon about Acts 12 the other day. The preached talked about how God responded to the prayers of the church, how He was with Peter and released him from prison.
And I couldn’t help but think, “But what about James?”
You know. The beginning of Acts 12:
It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. (Acts 12:1-2)
I wonder if John didn’t have the same question. When everyone was rejoicing at the release of Peter, he had to be asking, “Why not my brother? Why Peter and not James?”
It’s a question worth pondering: “What about James?”