Thought of the Day - 4/25/20
“He entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God” (Acts 3:8b).
Ever since he had been crippled, the man had been unable to enter the temple. Certainly, he could pray, but he couldn’t join the community in worship. His healing enabled him to once again enter the temple. The man was walking and leaping because his weak limbs had been made strong. One of the beggar’s first actions was to enter the temple, to join the community in worship and to praise the Lord for his healing.
Our days are filled with miracles both great and small. Often we discount them as miracles and sometimes we aren’t even aware of the miracles that the Lord is accomplishing in our lives. We have ample reasons, though, to join the lame man in walking, leaping and praising God. If nothing else, we have experienced the miracles of faith and grace and we have been touched by the love of God. Alleluia! Praise the Lord.
Loving God, we praise you for your great works in our lives and in our world. Amen.