“Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have, I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”
I read this verse earlier in the week, and it made me think of the last time I visited the Ville (as freshman quarterback Jake Allen refers to it). I thought I’d share this story since I’m on my way to Gainesville now!
We’d come to town for a basketball game. On the day we left to go back home, I’d waited downstairs in the hotel dining area while my family went up to get our luggage. I’d been absentmindedly watching the news when I noticed a young man cleaning the table beside me. His name, I learned a moment later, was Cory. I said hello, and we got to talking. When I saw him glance at my walker, which sat right beside me, I explained about my cerebral palsy. He listened, and then asked if he could pray for me. I told him yes, thinking he meant he’d pray for me in private. To my surprise, he came over, and, after making sure it was alright, laid his hands on my leg braces and began to pray. He prayed for His healing, and for Him to help me walk on my own. I was touched by his kindness and I loved how open he was about his faith. His prayer made my day, and the thing was, my legs actually felt stronger once he finished. It reminded me just how strong our Lord is. It’s amazing what happens when someone professes their faith so openly, and goes out of his way to be kind to someone else.
Have you ever had someone ask to pray for you in public?