Saints Peter and John Healing the Lame Man
Nicolas Poussin, 1655
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wondrous God, thank you for this day!
Father, the book of Acts tells us the Gospel was confirmed with “signs and wonders.” I don’t believe those powers were confined to 1st century church. I’ve seen them in my life. 21st century Christians need to raise their expectations!
We have extraordinary powers: to love, to care, to encourage, to share, to befriend. I should exercise my special powers with greater frequency.
I may not have the healing touch of Peter or John, but I have the power to forgive. That’s a potent and healing force!
Lord Christ, help me to see the opportunities. And I ask your forgiveness for the ones I’ve missed when busy and self-absorbed. I’ll take Peter’s advice and claim the promise:
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord… (Acts 3:10)
Use me for “signs and wonders” on your behalf today…through the Spirit’s extraordinary power. Amen.