Acts 3 - Healing and Including

Read Acts 3.

For 40 years, he sat.
1
For 40 years, he either crawled or was carried.

For 40 years, he needed help to get his food.

For 40 years, he needed help to get a drink of water from the well.

For 40 years, he needed help to bathe himself.

For 40 years, he needed help to go to the bathroom.

For 40 years, he watched other people do “normal” stuff of life, while he just sat.

For 40 years, he begged.

For 40 years, he was completely dependent on the generosity of others.

For 40 years, people insulted him as one who was cursed by God – punished for some unknown sins.
2
For 40 years, he sat outside the temple and watched the people go in to worship.

For 40 years, he was not allowed to enter the temple because he was not “whole.”

For 40 years, he was too dirty for human touch.

For 40 years, he was just a beggar – not a person.

For 40 years, he was on the outside of social life, economic life, and religious life.

Then, three things happened that changed his life forever. ...



To continue reading this post, click here.


.