Wednesday: 24th April, 2019
Reference text: Acts 3:1-10
Acts 3:6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”
The statement ‘you can only give what you have’ does appear to be overrated and overuse’, but is it? When we spend sometime to ponder on them, we will come to realise that it holds some truth. In the scenario described, it was true Peter and John had no money. To be fair, they had been out of work since they were called as disciples. Therefore, since they had the person of Jesus and his word, that was what they offered to the cripple.
What do we have to give? Do we have any love to give? Do we have any joy to share? Do we have a smile to offer? Do we have any words with which to comfort the weary? Many of us have run low on our positive emotion account and because of this, what we really ought to be giving, we are not.
Inadvertently, we end up sharing our hate, our bitterness and our pain. We have allowed the very things we ought to let go off, get the better of us. We are involved in a massive revolution, only that in ours, positivity and upward looking is rather dominated by negativity and a downward look at life.
Sweetheart, Jesus came that we might have life, He died that we might know the way. Our saviour lived that we might have an example to follow, He loved that we will have a new outlook at life. He charged us to rejoice always, to love as he has loved, to be at peace as He has offered peace. Those, are the things we need to give. But the question is: even though we have been given all these, have we allowed ourselves to receive enough to also give?