Boldness to share…

Acts 3:11-16

Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon’s, greatly amazed.  So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?  The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.  But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,  and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

 To God be the glory, great things He has done.  One who denied any affiliation with Jesus because of fear, now has no fear and in the daylight, before all, gives credit to Jesus for the healing of a man crippled from birth.  We are crippled  from birth in our sin, yet when one who has received from God the message of total healing made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus shares that knowledge and understanding with us, we too are healed, set free from the bondage of fear that can cripple.  Peter is a changed man, receiving the power and boldness given by the Holy Spirit to defeat the fear that hindered him earlier.  He is now able to deliver the same healing to another.  Faith at work, faith in the name of Jesus given by God the Father.  And so we too share at every opportunity, the healing of self that is possible through Christ.  We share His word as Peter shared through the Word, the name of Jesus Christ, and God is glorified.

The link above will enable you to give glory to God the Father.  May it bless you this day as it has me.  Lord bless.


One thought on “Boldness to share…

  1. Hey Gracie,

    I like the way you use the word “crippled.” Of course you know me and my “head images.” It is like when we have a broken leg, and a cast is put on it. Then we have “crutches” to help us walk. Then one day the cast is removed and we no longer need the crutches because we are healed.

    Sin cripples us just like this and if we turn to the Lord just like the “cast and crutches” help to heal a broken leg, Jesus will do the same.

    I also like “we too share at every opportunity, the healing of self through Christ.” It made me think of how every second of every day this “opportunity” is given to us. “Opportunity of healing” Jesus grants to us always. Good post and God Bless, SR

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