When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded! They all rushed out in amazement to Solomon’s Colonnade, where the man was holding tightly to Peter and John. Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. “People of Israel,” he said, “what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness?
I love what Acts 3:10 says: “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.”
The onlookers were filled with wonder and amazement. I want to live like this. When I see a life changed by Jesus, I want to be filled with amazement. So often, we get casual about transformation in people’s lives but every testimony is an occasion for wonder. May we never lose our wonder!
Yes! Reading this story challenges me to be present and notice miracles happening every day — in my life and those around me. I think that we don’t always see what’s happening around us. We can grow too casual to the ways that God is transforming each of us. We need our wonder to stay fresh to the workings of God in our lives.