Happy Times (9)

In Bible times it was a custom for some people to sit by the gates of the Temple and beg. Some of these people had physical problems that kept them from being able to work.

Our Bible Reading tells us about a crippled man who came to the Temple every day. One day Peter and John were there. The crippled man expected them to give him money. Instead, Peter said (verse 6), “I don’t have any silver or gold, but I do have something else I can give you. By the power of Jesus Christ from Nazareth — stand up and walk!”

Peter lifted the man up and immediately “his feet and legs became strong” (verse 7b). Our Bible verses do not say that the man was happy. But they do tell us that the man was jumping and praising God. I think that the man was very happy!

God does many wonderful things for you every day. Think about those things today and be happy!