February 4, 2021: A Lame Man Is Healed
“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, NKJV).
Has something amazing ever happened to you that filled you with joy? According to the dictionary, joy means “a source or cause of delight.” God wants us to have joy because He wants us to be happy. God is happy when we are happy. Let me tell you a story of how God used two people to make one man’s life joyful.
It all started when two of Jesus’ disciples, Peter and John, were walking into the temple to pray. A lame man was lying next to the temple begging for money, and when he saw the disciples, he held out his hands and asked for money. Peter told him, “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.”
Peter then took the man’s arm and pulled him up. The man’s feet suddenly grew stronger. He stood up and went into the temple with the disciples, walking and leaping while praising God who had healed him. All the people saw the man and remembered that he was the one who had been begging for money at the temple gate. The people were filled with wonder and amazement.
It’s so cool that a man who didn’t experience joy in his life ended up with so much!
God, thank You for loving us and giving us joy, just like the lame man. Amen.
Connor Walls is a fifth-grader at Vienna Adventist Academy in Virginia.
Read more devotionals:
February 1, 2021: The Patient
February 2, 2021: Trust God
February 3, 2021: What Does it Take to Be a Hero?
February 4, 2021: A Lame Man is Healed
February 5, 2021: When Silence Speaks Louder Than Words
February 6, 2021: Plans That Included Me
February 7, 2021: From Test to Testimony
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