Unexpected Blessing

Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6)

It was at the hour of prayer that Peter and John went to the temple. There a lame man was at the gate where he begged those going into the temple. He had been lame since birth. Can you imagine not being able to walk since you are a child and having to spend your later years begging in order to survive?

When the man saw the two disciples, he asked them for alms, much as he asked anyone who passed that way. Peter told the man to look at them and he did, with his hand out-stretched, expecting to receive something. However, Peter made it clear to him that he didn’t have any money to give him but he had something far, far better to give him.

Without further delay, he told the man to rise in Jesus’ name and then he lifted him up. The man leaped up, stood and walked into the temple with them, leaping and praising God. The people saw this miracle and were filled with wonder.

When was the last time you asked God for something and He blessed you with something far better? Did you respond in joy and praise Him? Did you tell others about it?

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