3 When he saw Kefa and Yochanan about to enter, he asked them for some money. 4 But they stared straight at him; and Kefa said, “Look at us!” 5 The crippled man fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Kefa said, “I don’t have silver, and I don’t have gold, but what I do have I give to you: in the name of the Messiah, Yeshua of Natzeret, walk!” 7 And taking hold of him by his right hand, Kefa pulled him up. Instantly his feet and ankles became strong; 8 so that he sprang up, stood a moment, and began walking. Then he entered the Temple court with them, walking and leaping and praising God!
I want to be more like this lame man who day after day sat within earshot of the reading of the Word. Every time it would erode a little more doubt and deepen a little more trust so that he was ready to receive the healing salvation Kefa/Peter declared. Lately I have been having trouble holding on to that joy in the Lord, but as the psslmist said Psalm 1:2 “Their delight is in Adonai’s Torah; on his Torah they meditate day and night.” So I will cling to His Word until it is time to leap and dance again.