Extended Hand

Adam_HS_largeI’ve been meditating on Acts 3 lately. Peter and John walk to the temple and see a crippled man. Peter says he doesn’t have money but he’ll offer the man what he has in the name of Jesus. “Then he grasped the man’s right hand and raised him up. At once his feet and ankles became strong.”

Thomas Walker observes that “the power was Christ’s, but the hand was Peter.” That is ever the tension and balance of showing God’s love. The power of God and the hand of man. We cannot operate without God’s power, but we also have responsibility and opportunity to reach out our hand.

You have extended your hand and helped children, trained pastors and empowered families on the other side of the world. Your generosity and action is having a physical and spiritual impact in the lives of people in immense need. Thank you!

May we always be willing to reach out our hand to help others, and may God display his power and glory through our actions of love.