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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Shadow of Peter...

ACTS 5:14-16  "And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.  So that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.  Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bring sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed."

The Apostles were carrying out their commission to spread the word of Jesus and the Father after His death and Resurrection.  Jesus gave Peter and the others the power to heal in His name.  When the public throngs saw that Peter had healed the lame man who was begging outside of the temple (Acts 3:14) they believed wholeheartedly in Jesus that they felt that by just the shadow of Peter who was Christ's disciple, could heal the sick and afflicted when it fell over them passing by.  What amazing faith and true belief!

We are all looking for a shadow of Peter to pass over us in some way or another.  Wait no longer, just appeal to Jesus himself!  He has never left you, He has sent the Holy Spirit to watch over you.  You can have a personal relationship with Jesus.  Just invite him into your heart and he will come.  We do not get everything we ask for all of the time.  This is because not all of what mortal man thinks he needs, is what he needs.  But rest assured that what you do receive will be from the Lord and that it is the best He has to offer you.

The Book of Acts is an account of what acts the apostles performed after Jesus left them and was taken up into heaven.  It is written by the apostle Luke as he witnessed the events.  It is concentrated on the particular works of Peter and Paul.  I hope you will read more in ACTS and that you have a most wonderful day in the Lord!!

My Christian heart to yours....


Ginny said...

I really enjoyed this. There is a place in the bible where Jesus says that the people will see even greater miracles than they already had, and I believe he meant that to be when the apostles did all this. It was greater miracles in a way, because Jesus was God, and they were not!

David C Brown said...

Amen. Jesus is the answer to all our needs!

His compassions fail not.

Marydon said...

Without him, we are absolutely nothing, sweet Kerrie.

Pop over to this link, click on her link & watch this video. You'll enjoy it.


Hope today is a better day for you both, sweetie. I am sicker than a cat with allergies, ugh!

Love you.

Donna said...

Kerrie, Thanks so much for sharing this story. It just shows you that people really do want and need the Lord and they'll take whatever little 'bit' of it they can get.

I'm so glad that we KNOW HIM...and don't need Peter's shadow..but it's such a wonderful display of God's power..and of people's faith in our Lord.

Talk about memorable moments..that's 25 minutes I'd have loved to experience! Wouldn't you?

You really blessed me with this story Kerrie. :o)