Well, Paul and Barnabas certainly have a career running for their lives. It seems
to be the chief way to spread the gospel. Now as for the man who was healed,
Paul looked intently at him, and saw that he had the faith to be healed. What did
he see that looked like faith? There was another cripple who was healed by Peter
and John. But first the said “look at us”. Apparently they saw the same thing that
Paul saw here. What does faith look like in someone’s eyes? There was another
time when Jesus looked intently at someone. The bible says He looked at him and
loved him. Then, He told him he must sell everything he owns and give to the poor.
Is there a faith healer today who can look at someone’s eyes and actually see their
faith? Can we ourselves learn how to see faith in someone’s eyes?
If I were writing today’s psalm, I would have said, “Not to us, but to You give glory”.
What is the significance of using “the Name” instead? Surely God Himself is more
glorious than His Name.
“What happened that You will reveal Yourself to us and not the world?”
I’d like to know that too. What did happen that Jesus doesn’t reveal Himself to
everyone? Is He trying to be nice by keeping them in the dark because He knows
they will not reform their lives even if they knew? So then if they didn’t know Him,
maybe they would have less guilt?
So what struck you about today’s readings? :bible1::twocents: