“…Continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house… praising God and having favor with all the people.
And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:46-47)
Persecution can serve to stoke the fire of God’s people and spread the gospel, but there are also times when believers enjoy respect and favor in society, as they did for a time in the early church. This can also help the message of Jesus to be heard and bring more people into the Kingdom of God. Believing in Jesus has often been considered foolish and socially unacceptable, but here is a story where the opposite is true!