“And it came to Pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:29).
Remarkable events that occurred at midnight are recorded in the Scripture by the Holy Spirit. The events are both varied and sometimes startling. Death came at midnight. In the above text, God brought a nation and its leadership to its knees by destroying all the firstborn of the entire land. Judgment on sin began at midnight when a proud and glorious nation came to utter destruction in their midnight hour of divine judgment. Life came at midnight. The Philippian jailer was wondrously saved after a midnight earthquake awakened him, not only physically, but spiritually, causing him to cry out, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:25–3O). God can move a sinner at any time of the day or night. Praise, prayer, and thanksgiving came at midnight. “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God” (Acts 16:25) while in prison after having been beaten. David also used the dark hours of the night to express gratitude for God’s unfailing word. “At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments” (Psalm 119:62). Deliverance came at midnight. “About midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country” (Acts 27:27), and the Apostle Paul was delivered from a tremendous physical storm by the God who controls the storms. Every true believer can find the same faithful God to bring deliverance to their midnight storms. The bridegroom came at midnight. “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh” (Matthew 25:6). Our bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ, is coming soon. “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 25:13). NPS