“6 Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’ 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.”
Acts 3:6-10 NIV
From being stuck in a stall to the freedom of the open pasture: freedom. A calf that is stuck in a stall may not know what it is like to be free, perhaps even be content at the current state. Content for just being satisfied since the circumstances are as such one can only accept their lot in life. But the rising sun that comes with healing in his wings bought us freedom. No longer bound, no longer being slaves to sin and death. Like the lame man who was healed, his own frolicking like a calf that has found new freedom leads to becoming a testimony of Jesus’ gospel salvation to all around him. Is there then a more appropriate gate that is called Beautiful because of this salvific event? So let’s pray that there will be even greater experiences of freedom that lead to the greater testifying events of salvation.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, in you there is true freedom! As the lame man was taken from the very disability that held him down, by your healing he was able to jump and praise God leading to being a witness of wonder and amazement of your gospel. Have your way with us, in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Song: Let’s sing to the Lord the song “Jesus” by Chris Tomlin (click here).