Welcome our guest writer this week:  Mike Slay


October 18, 2011


Read through the Bible in 1+ Year:

2 Samuel 23:24-24:25

Acts 3:1-28

Psalm 123:1-4

Proverbs 16:21-23


Acts 3:6-8

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.” And he took him by the right hand
and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them – walking
and leaping and praising God.


The beggar had been asking for the wrong thing. He was
begging for money. It never occurred to him to ask to be healed. Peter gave him
the shock of a lifetime.

But Peter gave him more than just his legs; Peter gave him
faith. The beggar had been lame from birth (Acts 3:2). Leaping around in the
temple isn’t such a great idea for someone who had never practiced jumping
before; one bad landing and he’s back to square one.

That didn’t matter to the beggar. He had just seen – could
even feel – the power of Jesus Christ in his own body. In an instant, he went
from no faith to rock solid faith. It’s all true! Praise the Lord!

I’d jump too.