The Rest of the Story – September 23, 2018
But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. (Acts 3:6-8)
Luke reported, in vivid stories like these, that the Holy Spirit worked through Peter and John to offer Jesus’ healing to anyone who needed it. Peter made the healing of the crippled man another occasion to preach Jesus’ power. His subsequent encounters with Cornelius, Paul, Tabitha and more showed that he remained faithful, yet flawed, as he simply proclaimed and followed the Savior he served. He wasn’t perfect, but he never stopped trying!