“Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. Acts 9:34 (NIV)
He has been in bed for 8 years. He has no control of his situation. He cannot move. He is paralyzed. But Peter visits. He is a man focused on and devoted completely on Christ. On seeing this condition something stirs Peter to speak to him. Jesus is still able to touch the children of God whom He loves without restraint. It is His name that is on Peter´s lips. It is in the name of Jesus that an opportunity to be restored is offered to the ailing man. It is this name that he hears and is miraculously healed. Those eight years are put behind in an instant. A new hope is given in the name of Jesus! Is it the Name we have on our lips as well?
Miracles happen! People´s lives are forever changed. Hope is restored and souls are brought to God! All is brought to pass in the name of Jesus! Can we rejoice? Can we shout our praises from the mountaintops? Can we revel still today to hear and to know His name? Can we sense the sweetness? Can our hearts soar just to whisper the greatest name on earth? Can we hold it close, embrace the thrill and rejoice in the healing brought in the name of Jesus Christ, God´s Son and our Redeemer? Shall we now?
Dear Father in Heaven,
Thank You, Thank You! Thank You for sending us the greatest Gift! Thank You for sending us Your Son! Let His name be upon our lips! Bring healing in the name of Jesus!