Monday, July 12, 2010

NIPTO, Day 155

Heyyy! Nothing much has happened since I posted last night. But we ate breakfast and are now having quiet times. (I typed "quite" and thought of James... )

My "quiet time" material for today is Acts 5:12-16

12The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon's Colonnade. 13No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.

Loads of interesting stuff going on here. The apostles. The 12. They performed many miracles. And everyone who was a believer used to meet at this... place? I'm assuming it was probably like, an out-door amphitheatre or something like that.  But here's the thing: No one else dared to join them, even though they were thought well of. People were kinda scared to join...

14Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.

But: more people started believing and were added to their number. How incredible! Even though people didn't dare to join them, people were still believing and being added to the Kingdom of God.

15As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.

People knew that the apostles had healing power. And they believed it to the point that people would bring their sick people out into the streets so that Peter's shadow might fall on some of them. And I'm assuming they were healed, otherwise this wouldn't be in here... I'm guessing. (All my assumptions!)

16Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.

Crowds of people. Loads of people. Multitudes. From all around Jerusalem. They were bringing their sick and posessed to the apostles and all of them were healed! How amazing is that?!?!
Pretty amazing, I'd say.

I think I'm going to write notes and pray now. :) We have a service project and evangelism today. Pray for us that we'll be able to show Jesus to people!

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