Scripture: Acts 3:2
As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple.
I’ve always loved this story. Today I noticed that it was “on the way to the Temple” that this miracle happened. So often we wait and expect the miracles to happen in gatherings of the church. But more often in the book of Acts we see the “stuff” happening “along the way.”
Am I open to being used by God today “along the way”? Not just in the places I arrive, but in the journey to get there? Maybe it will be at the gas station I have to stop on my way to work, or on my way into the coffeeshop where I will meet a brother, or maybe as I walk into my house after work.
Dear Jesus, keep my eyes open today to see the people you may ask me to stop and give your love. Give me courage in that moment.