Curing Lameness-4

Acts 3:1 “Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, [being] the ninth [hour].”
Acts 3:2 “And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;”
Acts 3:3 “Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.”
…From yesterday…
Like this man many people have accepted their situation in life as permanent. This guy was being “carried and laid daily”. He never knew it is possible for him to also walk and work. It never occurred to him that he can carry others also! 
He has become accustomed to receiving help from others. He has come to see men as his only source.
He has come to accept receiving of alms and handouts from people as a norm. He wakes up daily expecting the little he can get from ordinary men who have very little to offer and who probably needs help themselves!
He has not met men like Peter and John who have something better to offer. Men who can change his status to what God has ordained him to be. Men who can help him look unto the Lord who made heaven and earth, not just to the hills (Psalms 121:1 & 2)
Another thing to note is that this man is being laid at the gate of the temple called Beautiful! The temple is the church as it were; it is referred to in scriptures as mount Zion. The interesting thing about mount Zion or the church is that it is a place of solutions.
Obadiah 1:17 “But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.”
It is a place of deliverance and recovery of lost possessions or “lameness”. It is a place of beauty, that’s one reason it is called Beautiful.
This man was lame, begging for alms at a beautiful place, a place of deliverance and recovery.
To be continued…
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