Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer
Our faithfulness in simple and expected ways opens the door for God to do the unexpected things in our lives.
In today’s verse, Peter and John were on their way to pray at the temple. They had just spent three years walking with the Incarnate Son of God. Right before their eyes, they had witnessed Jesus raise the dead, calm the wind and waves with a word, walk on water, and turn a sack lunch into a 5000-person buffet. After the crucifixion, their mourning was transformed into joy when He rose victorious from the grave.
Yet, they were being faithful in this simple way. They were on their way to the temple, the very place that sent out guards to arrest Jesus on that fateful night.
They knew that they would experience God’s presence in His house. They understood that where two or three gather in His name, He joins them there. They expected to find the fullness of His joy, for burdens to be lifted, for yokes to be destroyed, for lives to be changed.
Faithfulness in this one simple way led to an unexpected, supernatural encounter for Peter and John. Something so simple invited God to do the miraculous.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you be faithful to worship together with other believers. May the Lord point out your part in the body of Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, help you to fulfill it. May your faithfulness lead to miraculous encounters with the one true God!
Today’s Bible Reading:
1 Corinthians 7:1-19
Psalms & Proverbs