Peter and John Heal the Man Lame Since Birth

This meditation is based on a passage for August 3, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Acts 3:1-11

Reflection and Question: Jesus has ascended and the Holy Spirit has descended upon Jesus’ followers to the utter amazement of the other Jews gathered in Jerusalem. And now we see the consequences of all this as Peter and John, on a day like any other, encounter a well-known lame beggar who asks them for alms. Instead, Peter offers his hand to raise the man from the ground and immediately the man was made strong. He began jumping about, entering the temple with John and Peter. Everyone who saw him was amazed. Had you been there, what would you have thought?

Prayer: Holy Spirit of God, You filled Peter and John and the un-named man who was so happy to be able to walk. Open our eyes and hearts to the ways in which You are filling our lives and our beautiful world so that we, too, may jump for joy. Amen.