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The Importance of PrayerActs 3: 1-10
Acts Chapter 3 Verses 1 through 10 tell us about the time Peter and John went to a temple. As the two disciples were going to the temple, they met a crippled man who was always carried near the temple and begged people for silver and gold. Peter and John approached the crippled man and asked for his attention. The crippled man thinking he was going to get silver or gold turned around. Instead of giving the mangold and silver, Peter said, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” They helped the man up, and his ankles and feet were very strong. He began walking and jumping across the temple, and people saw this and couldn't believe this was the same man that was begging for money near the temple.
God heals anyone and anywhere no matter what status they have been given, or based on their works.
The crippled man did not have the greatest status in the place. He was known as a beggar who begged for money and nothing else. He was a poor man and God decided to heal him. It didn't matter that he begged, or that he didn't do any good work, God still gave the man a chance and healed him. It doesn't matter what status anyone has, God loves everyone, no matter what.
When receiving blessings we should shout aloud and let others know about the wonders of Jesus.
We as human beings should be like the crippled man after he is healed. He went aloud praising God, and also showing others what God has done for him. We have all been blessed with different talents and a good life. God has given us technology, housing, food, and clothes and we should show others the wonders God has done in our lives, and how many times he has saved us from our times of need.
Lord, Thank you for showering your blessings and mercies on us every day, thank you for saving us in times of need, and for providing for us when we were weak. Allow us to share your wonders, just like the crippled man had done when he was healed. Thank you Lord for not judging us based on our status and fame, but loving us no matter what. Be with us your children, and help those who are weak and in need, all this I pray in Jesus' name. AMEN
Thought for the Day
¨God loves each of us as if there was only one of us¨
Mr. Joel Mathew
Epiphany Mar Thoma Church, New York