But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”
Acts 3:6 ESV
When Jesus comes on the scene, He takes things to another level!
This crippled guy is sitting at the Beautiful Gate, thinking it’s going to be another regular day. He sees Peter and John and hopes that he might just get a little money, something to help support him and his family since he can’t do anything else.
A little money was his expectation, but Jesus had more. Jesus had a complete healing in store.
The result of his interaction with Peter and John, was that his life was completely changed! He went into the Temple, running, jumping and praising God. What a different outcome from just saying thank you for a few coins.
You see, a true encounter with Jesus transforms lives!
There are two implications here.
One, how are you coming away from your encounters with Jesus? Are you the same person when you leave? Why?
Two, how are you helping others encounter Jesus? Are you like Peter and John, introducing others to what Jesus wants to do in their lives?
You need Jesus. People out there need Jesus. And if we would allow it, Jesus will transform lives.
What are you waiting for?
Father, thank You for the power of Your Son, Jesus to change lives. Help me to be transformed into the person You desire me to be and give me opportunities to share Jesus with others too.