Monday, April 15, 2013

You Can Work Miracles 4/15/2013

"But Peter said, 'I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!'”  Acts 3:6

Peter, having recently preached what is commonly referred to as the "first gospel sermon" was on his way to the temple for afternoon prayers when he and John noticed a beggar.  Lame from birth, the man was there hoping that those headed to worship would display compassion toward him and give him money.  The bible does not tell us how successful the man was, but when Peter and John came along, he got more than he bargained for.

Beloved, as Christians, we have a duty to be the embodiment of Christ on the earth.  He said that we are the light of the world and that we should let that light shine in order that God may be glorified.  Part of letting our light shine is doing for others who perhaps cannot do for themselves.  Need is all around us be it expressed or not.  Let us not be as those who turn a blind eye and just pass by, particularly as we are on our way to worship the Lord who tells us to be compassionate to all.  Let us be as those who stop and engage others, first seeing to their needs as much as we are able and then taking the opportunity to see to spiritual needs they may not know they have.  This is our great calling.

Through the power of Jesus, Peter and John provided miraculous healing to someone in dire need.  Whereas we may focus on the strengthening of his limbs and his new ability to walk, run and leap, simply stopping and caring enough to meet a need can be miraculous in and of itself.  We can all be miracle workers through the love of Christ.



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