Cash…or…Jesus?

Acts 3:1-10 (ESV) Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. 3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. 4 And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” 5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” 7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. 8 And leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

When our lives are Unleashed, what we have to offer is far greater than silver or gold. Some have lots of it, others have very little but what every born again believer in Jesus has… is Him. And if we were to measure the worth of a boat load of cash vs Jesus, well, there is no comparison, Jesus wins hands down. Ask this dude who was healed or any person for that matter. Ask the person who’s life was turned right-side up, Jesus is far better than silver or gold. Let’s thank Him today for all He has done in us and when we head to church tomorrow (temple), let’s be like this dude and enter with an abundance of praise.