‘Indeed, the “right time” is now.’2 Corinthians 6:2
The story of this incapacitated man’s healing is rich in lessons. Let’s look at them
for the next three days:
(1) He was in a beautiful situation but he wasn’t enjoying it. ‘…A man who was
lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he
was put every day to beg…’ (Acts 3:2) When you have a stubborn problem, even if
you’re in a beautiful situation, you can’t enjoy it.
(2) He was close to the answer but it was beyond his reach. Every day he sat at the
Temple gates watching others go in and be blessed. But because of his condition,
the Law of Moses prevented him from doing the same. Is that where you are
today—in church, but not able to receive what God has for you? You sing the
songs, pray the prayers, and listen to the sermons, you hear others giving powerful
testimonies, but you still have the same old problem?
(3) When his moment of deliverance came, he needed help to seize it. ‘Peter
said…“In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right
hand, he helped him up…’ (Acts 3:6–7) This man had no reason to think that today
would be any different. He didn’t know God had earmarked it on His calendar as
the day of his deliverance. And this could be your day!
‘At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.’ (2
Corinthians 6:2) peaking God’s promises over your situation.