About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns 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 bonds were unfastened. When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas.Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.
As Christians, the example we set matters. Even on the worst of days.
It doesn't matter if we're in a nasty jail cell and imprisoned for all the wrong reasons, or just in a bad mood because our car won't start - our example matters.
How people see you will be how they see Christianity. Will they see something positive like the Philippian jailer saw, or will they see negativity, confusion, and dissent?
We all decide the message we send out to others. Make yours a positive message today.