Walking (10)

This last devotion about walking involves another miracle. This time God gave Peter the power to do a miracle. In our Bible Reading, we learn that Peter and John went to the temple in Jerusalem. There they met a man who was crippled (could not walk) from birth. It was common for people who could not work to come to the temple and beg for money. The man asked Peter and John for money. In verse 6, Peter said to the man, “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!”
After Peter said this, the man’s feet and legs became strong. He got up and started walking and jumping. The man did not stand up a little, fall down and try again. He was able to walk immediately! Our verses also tell us that the man praised God. Why? Because he knew that God had healed him.
Today God may not perform a miracle in your life. But He might give you the wisdom to make a good decision. God might bless you with extra money. Or He might help you tell someone about Jesus. When God helps you, be sure that you praise and thank Him.