Carried

RE Verse reading–Acts 3:1-10 (day three)  “Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg”  (vs 2)  Thank God for kind people.  The lame man could not have survived without them.  No telling how many times his friends/family had carried him to the temple.  They were doing it again the day that he saw Peter and John.  It is a paradox–a truth held in balance.  All of us need to be carried at times.  No one is self-sufficient.  Even so, the deepest (most appropriate) longing of the man’s heart is to stand on his own, to not have to be carried.  The church has a responsibility to teach both truths.  We are to accept help that we need.  At the same time, we are to desire to be the helpers, not the helped.  “Bear one another’s burdens. . .each one should carry his own load” (Galatians 6:2, 5)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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