Wednesday within the Octave of Easter

Acts 3: 1-10       Luke 24: 13-35

Theme: Resurrection power

In the 1st reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we see how Peter and John restored the lame man that they found at the beautiful gate. The man requested for alms as usual from the Apostles, but they gave him what they had, which was greater than the money he was expecting from them. They restored his health, and he was on his feet again, like everyone else. The encounter between the lame man and the Apostles was all that was needed for the transformation of his life. We have a lot to learn from what played out in the 1st reading. The first one is the fact that God can come to us in different ways, and he can also decide to make use of the people we do not know or expect. So, never take anybody for granted or judge people because of what you see. There is so much that you cannot see externally, that is far greater than what you are seeing. The man never expected the gift that he received from them, supposing he chased them away or insulted them because they said they had no money, he would have lost the opportunity for healing that he received from them.

Sometimes in our lives, we may experience similar situation with God, you just must be patient like the man and have a positive disposition for you to receive what God is giving to you. Remember that whatever comes from God will always be the best for you, just like we have seen in the 1st reading of today. The mistake we make sometimes when we pray and make requests from God, is the fact that our minds are fixated about what we want from God, and anything different is not seen. If only we can be patient and have a positive disposition towards whatever God has in stock for us. The lame man wanted money, but he did not get money, but he got something better and greater than money; his legs were restored. Always remember that God knows what is best for you and will always give you what will be permanent for you. Just trust in Gods process and you will never regret it. May almighty God bless you in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit, Amen. Peace be with you.




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Wednesday within the octave of Easter, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp
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