Think of the lame man in Acts chapter 3 who was laid at the gate Beautiful so he could beg. He was just begging for alms. He just wanted to survive. “Just give me some crumbs”, he was most likely crying out to the people that passed. He had been doing this for years. I think that we all have a tendency at times to beg of God “give me the crumbs Lord“, “give me the crumbs Lord”, and all too often we’re about ready to give up and we don’t know how we can go on.
That’s where this lame man was at. He was where some of us have been; life couldn’t get much tougher. He had no hope. No one like him had ever been healed – if someone would just give him a few scraps he could live to beg again tomorrow. But there came a day, an ordinary day, a day like all the others when the servants of the Most High, Peter and John passed by. And the lame man heard these words from the mouth of Peter, “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.”
You and I are out there much of the time begging for the crumbs and we have the tendency to think that God has forgotten about us and that we might as well give up. It may only be tomorrow, it may only be an ordinary day begun as any other day when the day comes when God takes you by the hand and lifts you up.
The Bible says that if we humble ourselves under His hand in due time God will raise us up (I Peter 5:6). Joseph humbled himself and he was raised up on what seemed like an ordinary day to become the Prime Minister of the most powerful nation in the world at that time. Moses spent 40 years wandering in the desert getting a graduate degree in desert survival and he became humble. According to the Bible, Moses was the meekest man on earth. But there came a day, an ordinary day, when he encountered a burning bush that did not burn and Moses walked on holy ground. Your day is coming too!
By Ed Wrather
Submitted by Richard