The Daily Fountain Devotional 27 April 2020 for Anglican Communion
Topic: Ready Vessels for God’s Miraculous Manifestation
Scripture: Acts 3:1-10
Outline: We read today about a lame man at the Beautiful Gate when Peter and John went up for prayer. The lame man was laid daily at the gate;unfortunately,despite the name of the gate, there was nothing beautiful about his condition. His only gain from the temple was the alms he received from the worshippers. He never expected a miracle of healing and that was why he looked up to the disciples for alms. He was always at the gate and never got into the temple for worship!
Does this depict your situation today? You just go to church or fellowship to fulfil all righteousness but your problems have remained unchanged over the years, like the lame man?
Be strengthened, God still meets people, without special programmes, at the gate, inside the church, home or work place! Peter and John did not need to go back to fast and pray before ministering to the lame man. They were ready instruments of God’s power.
This miracle upturned the normal ritualistic prayer into a miraculous celebration. As Christians, we need to be ready vessels to change normal situations for the glory of God. Note that they lifted up the lame man for the miracle to be complete. Hence, lift up weak brethren so that the will of God will be actualised in their lives.
Meditate: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Lord, please use me as a ready instrument to bring down your miracle to the nagging problems of our society.