Daily Devotion on Acts 3:1-10
Text: Acts 3:1-10
Walking. Most of us take it for granted. After we accomplish the feat at around 12 months old, we don’t think about it much until we are old and at the other end of our lives.
However, those who have had injuries or lost limbs and those who are sick, old, or frail know just how treasured the “easy” task of walking is. It’s no fun to be limited in what you are able to do. It’s no fun to be different than everyone else. It’s no fun to wish you could do something you simply can’t.
One day Peter and John met a man in Jerusalem who had been crippled from birth. What a horrible disability! How that man must have yearned to be like others his entire life! Instead, he was relegated to begging on the streets for money, food, and help.
Here this man lay–destitute, disheveled, and dismissed by society–and Peter and John offered him the one thing he needed more than anything. Not money. Not food. Not the ability to walk.
They offered him Jesus! And graciously, by God’s mercy and by God’s power, the man was also given with the news of salvation the ability to walk.
It’s an important reminder to us today. We might have piles of problems we want God to fix. Some of them might be really serious. Cancer. Bankruptcy. Family Strife. We have so many troubles and trials in life! Yet the most important thing that we need is not a quick fix from God. The most important thing we need is our Savior Jesus Christ.
Today in the devotion we see power from Jesus to heal. He can help us with our everyday problems. But we also see power from Jesus to save. He can and has forgiven all our sins!
No wonder the newly-walking man ran and jumped and praised God.
Sure he was walking, but he was going to heaven! Praise the Lord!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you have the power to help me with my every need. Be with me through all my troubles and trials. Help me as you see fit. But more importantly, remind me of the forgiveness and salvation you have graciously and freely given. Fill me with joy to praise and thank you every day! In your name I pray. Amen.
Posted on September 12, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged Acts, Acts 3, Church, Cripple, Daily Devotions, Disability, Forgiveness, Heal, Healing, Heaven, Jesus, John, Lame, Peter, Power, Running, Salvation, School, Walking. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.