Acts 3: 12-21
verses 12-13a When Peter saw this he said to them, “Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.“
These verses remind me of parts of Hannah’s message yesterday. We tend to think of ourselves as capable, powerful beings, and can lose track of an important reality: God gives us all the power. I am not “wealthy” or “powerful” except in my relationship with God. When I am empowered to help others, it is by the grace of God. This is an important message for me today. I will ask God to lead my efforts. I will remember I can do anything with God, and nothing without Him.
Holy One, sometimes I am frustrated when my attempts to help others is thwarted. Lead me, Lord. Put me to work. With you, all things are possible. Amen