So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them; walking, leaping, and praising God. (Acts 3:8)
I was super-blessed at church last Sunday. The services went so well and there was a special glow on us all. So many were sensing the presence of the Lord and it was just exciting to be together in God’s house. Then to top it off for me personally was the anticipation of a great Superbowl game between two great teams. When the game finally started it just didn’t seem to satisfy me. It was a lackluster game with no real big excitement. There was all this pre-game and half time entertainment and it was high on hype. But it didn’t seem to match the unexciting Superbowl. There was a big build up and then the excitement dissipating as quickly as the fireworks fading in the sky.
Then I went back to church that night for the evening Bible study. And I got excited again! It was so great to be with God’s people studying the Word and worshiping the Lord and fellowshipping together. Then it hit me. I am super-blessed and it’s more exciting than the Superbowl! When God moves in my life it’s more thrilling than any experience on earth. The things of this world can give you a temporary buzz but with Jesus, He never lets you down. The world can’t hold a flicker to the flame of God’s love in my life.
Peter and John felt like this. And so did the man who was healed the day they went to the Temple. The two apostles saw this lame man begging out in front and Peter reached out to him and God healed this man. He leaped up and started walking, leaping, and praising God. Isn’t it exciting when the Lord heals your life through the salvation offered through Jesus Christ? You can’t sit still. You’re sins are forgiven and you’ve got a kick in your step that won’t quit. It’s not country line-dancing. It’s not hip-hop. It’s healing in Jesus name that gets your feet a dancing. When your life is super-blessed, what could ever compare?
I wish the Superbowl was more exciting but that’s okay. I’ve got Jesus and when life isn’t happening, Jesus is always happening. Let all God’s people rejoice!
We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners! . . . (Psa 20:5)