Whether we sang it at Sunday School or read it later in life, it’s a remarkable event: Peter and John told the crippled man to get up. Instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong, and he went walking and jumping, and praising God (Acts 3:1–26).
Peter and John healed the crippled man ‘in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.’ The explanation they give is that restoration and refreshing comes through the name of Jesus Christ.
While it certainly was a remarkable event, this physical healing points to a far more significant healing. God is restoring all things through the name of Jesus Christ, beginning with the restoration of our hearts.
The real problem we have is far worse than a physical disability. It’s a spiritual disability that required God’s Son to die on the Cross for the forgiveness of our sins so that we can have a new heart. Jesus is the name, healing is the game. Get up!
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.