June 5 Much Ado About Something

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2 Samuel 23:24-24:25;  Acts 3:1-26;  Psalm 123:1-4;  Proverbs 16:21-22

Don’t be surprised when God uses circumstances in your life to bring attention to His Glory and Power.

Like He did with—-

The man crippled from birth

The man born blind

The young girl on her death bed

Lazarus who “fell asleep”

We know how their stories end–they were healed, brought back to life, restored–all because of Jesus.

“By faith in the name of Jesus, this man who you now see was made strong.  It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through Him that has given this complete healing to him, as you all can see.”  Acts 3:16

The apostle Peter spoke those words after he lifted the crippled man to his feet–in the name of Jesus.

Peter also was the instrument God used to speak His message to the amazed crowd that had gathered as a result of this “much ado about something”.

“Repent, then and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you–even Jesus.”  Acts 3:19

There is power in the name of Jesus.

Power to banish fear, to remove sins, to repel the evil one, to heal the brokenhearted,to restore heart, mind and spirit, to bring peace.

Jesus–His name creates much ado about something!

Lord God, thank you for restoring our relationship to you through the power of your name which was spoken over us at our Baptism–the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  May we speak your name–Jesus–and expect to see much ado about something.  May we see the power of your name bring many more to you and grant that we may be your instruments to do so.  In Jesus’ mighty name we pray, Amen.

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