Things are tight financially in the Eller household this month.
Okay, last month too.
But I am so rich in so many ways. Shelter. Food. Laughing with my sister until we both fall out. Worship. Precious time alone with God.
Peter and John must have understood that, too. In Acts 3, they are strolling toward Gate Beautiful when they hear the call of a begger.
When they stopped the man looked up eagerly. He obviously hoped a few coins were coming his way, temporary help for a permanent need.
Peter knelt down and said, “I don’t have any money.”
I wonder. Did the light go out in the man’s eyes? But Peter continued.
“What I do have I give you.” He prayed for the man, a personal gesture connecting God, Peter, and the begger.
When the man stood his ankles strengthened and he leaped with joy!
Sometimes we get distracted by what we don’t have. What we can’t give. Where we are limited.
What might happen if we look at what we do have? What we can give? Where there are no boundaries?
Lord, today take my eyes off what I do not have and help me to see what I do have to give. In Jesus’s powerful name, amen.