Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon’s, greatly amazed. So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
“Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
A sweet young friend of mine was recently in a car accident. The car was totaled and was devastating to look at. The remarkable thing was that she was not injured at all! Not a scratch, not a bruise, not a whiplash was felt by this dear girl. Did I mention that she was young? The Lord was definitely watching out for her. The police were shocked.
Peter and John used the miracle of healing the lame man to give all the glory to God. He asks two questions in order to give full answers: Why are you amazed at this miracle? And why are you looking at us like we are the power behind this miracle?
Peter gives a full explanation of who Jesus is and how they denied Him and killed Him. He explains that through faith, this man who was lame from birth became perfectly whole or as the KJV describes it, “perfect soundness.”
Do we allow our faith to lead us to “perfect soundness?” Do we experience complete peace, complete joy, and complete fellowship through our faith? Or are we denying the Holy Spirit our full surrender? Imagine what remarkable things can be done through the Spirit making us Perfectly Sound!
Written by Kaye Dee Richards. Kaye Dee lives with her husband Colin in Morrison, CO. They have 4 children, Joshua, Amelia, Victoria, and Julia.