Daily Reflections

Reflection on Acts 3:5-10

In these verses the man asked for money, but Peter gave him something much better, the use of his legs. We often ask God to solve small problems, but he wants to give us a whole new life and help for all our problems. God may say, “I’ve got something even better for you.”

The disciples prayed “in the name of Jesus Christ”, which means by the authority of Jesus Christ. The apostles were doing this healing through the power of the Holy Spirit, not their own. We must remember that we cannot do anything on our own, we need the power of the Holy Spirit to help us.

In his excitement, the formerly crippled man began to jump, walk around, and praise God. The others were awed by God’s power.

Meditation prompt:

In your quiet time with God, do not forget to thank people who help you, and remember to praise God for his care and protection.

Ask God for what you want, but don’t be surprised when he gives you what you really need.