Our need for God–a call to prayer

RE Verse reading–Acts 3:1-10 (day four)  “Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful”  (vs 2)  The contrast must have been stark.  I wonder whether anyone noticed.  A lame man–destitute and helpless, sat beneath a gate called “Beautiful”–crown jewel in Herod’s temple renovation project, made of Corinthian brass, artistic, breath-taking.  One a symbol of all that man can do.  The other a symbol of all we cannot do (apart from God).   It is humbling to admit.  With all the progress in science and technology, there are many left behind, many for whom society simply has no answer.  Winos and homeless people still sleep in the doorways of  sparkling skycrapers of our big cities.  Broken families live in quiet desperation.   Peter and John were brave enough to notice this man and his needs.  Believers who pray (where John and Peter were going) begin to see God possiblities.  If my people will humble themselves. . .

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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