Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, Look at us. And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk! And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. And leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God, and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. (Acts 3:1-10 ESV)
What do I have to give?
I have nothing to give…
As I type those words I think of the story from Christmas, which is not biblical, but has taken the hearts of many, the Little Drummer Boy. When he is ushered to see the new king, he asks what he can give. And he has a gift. He has something to do that is a gift given to him.
People look to us to fill there need. They know what is best for their lives and they want us to be the one to fill that need. Does that sound familiar?
How many times have you gone to God and told Him if you will only give me what I want everything will be great? Now you may not use those words, but the sentiment is there… We think we know what we need and God like Peter says to us, Jesus is enough.
Do you know that Jesus is enough? And that God will handle every situation in your life. So trust in the life that God has laid before you. And give God to the world!