Tuesday Truth - Continued Healing

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Tuesday Truth - Continued Healing

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

Tuesday Truths
jumping with joy

In Acts 3 we read the story of how Peter heals a beggar who didn't have the use of his legs since birth:

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.

It's easy to breeze past this story, but stop and think about it for a second. We learn in Chapter 5 that this beggar was over 40 years old. So for 40 + years he woke up every morning unable to move his own legs. The text shows how excited he was when he got his strength back, imagine his excitement again the next morning when his legs still worked! I'm positive this man spent his remaining days constantly thanking God for this gift, living in such deep gratification.

We can probably learn something from him as well. Think about all the gifts God gives you each day (air in lungs, food on table, family that loves you)? Do you jump around and praise him in response? Waking up each morning with a deep gratification for how the Lord has provided for you?