And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. Acts 3:4-6.
Beggars are common sight in towns and vilages around the country.
Beggars on the street,parks, markets, event centres, traffic jams, everywhere asking for alms.
“At all at all, na em bad”. Twenty Naira is not too small and One Thousand is not too big. Some give and move on.
This has become the norm rather than the exception.
Alms are given for diverse reasons, even when we know that alms-giving is not the solution. A well child needs a home and education not a bowl or leading am elderly blind beggar daily.
Peter and John saw a man needing more than Silver and Gold.
Jesus was their highest treasure and healing was the beggers highest desire. The creator and giver of silver and Gold was their offer to this beggar. Much Silver and Gold has been given to this beggar over the years without change of story. He remained a beggar.
Alms are never enough; Christ is always more than enough. His look on them delivered Christ’s touch to his body.
In the name of Jesus, a man, lame man from his mother’s womb walked, leaped and praised God. His name turned a lame beggar to dance and praise God. His name turns shame to glory, disease to health, and death to life. In Jesus name a turnaround is yours now!
The name of Jesus gives treasure for every trash situation of life.
His name changes things, persons, lives and situations.
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”2 Corinthians 3:18.