Unjustly accused. Beaten in public. Put in prison—in stocks. At midnight they prayed. They sang hymns of praise to God. The other prisoners listened.
"Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, which shook the prison to its foundations. At once all the doors opened, and the chains fell off all the prisoners." Acts 16:26, Good News Bible: The Bible in Today's English Version.
This is the story of Paul and Silas—at least part of it—as told in the book of Acts in the Bible. See Acts 16: 16-40 . They were followers of Christ Jesus. Their experience has a lot to tell us about progress, the kind of progress that cannot be held back.