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Elementary school kids sometimes have a “show and tell” day. It’s a moment for them to bring in something that’s special to them and describe why it’s so special. It’s a “show off” day!
God is in the business of “showing off” His work too. He loves to show the world who He is and what He can do for people who put their faith in Him.
In Acts 3:10 (NIV) we find one of these moments, “they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.”
This verse is preceded by the story of a man who had been supernaturally healed by Jesus through the prayer of Peter and John. It was a stunning, recognizable miracle. One second he was lame, the next he was walking, leaping, and praising God!
There was a very clear before-and-after in this man’s story. In one miraculous moment of time this man’s disability, limitations, and life restrictions had been healed, lifted, and removed. He began that day looking for a handout to survive. He ended the day healthy and whole, with wonderful, new life opportunities.
People saw what had happened to him. They were eyewitnesses of the before-and-after of a miracle. They had front row seats to this life-altering event, and it shook them in a positive, powerful way. This man’s life was a testimony to God’s love and grace. He was God’s “show and tell!”
Jesus has done some wonderful things in your life too. Don’t forget to “show and tell” of His love and grace to others. Let your life be a testimony to the world of what God can do!