All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God. 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?”
This confidence (a blessing, really) isn't meant to settle, but to be spread. If we see who He is in us, then we could help someone, like the lame man who, though may be broken, jump up in praise. The Holy Spirit is in us and with us for a reason, for a purpose: to do through us what Christ did on earth.
Great word! It’s crazy to think that we can help someone else’s praise. Peter’s response is so awesome: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you?” It’s like he is so assured and confident in God’s power, and we need to see that that sort of faith is actually possible.
I believe that! Blind faith comes with blind surrender.