DCLM Daily Manna Sunday, August 21, 2022

TOPIC:  Enjoying The Children’s Bread

TEXT: ACTS 9:32-43

KEY VERSE: “But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive” (ACTS 9:40, 41).

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Life for a child of God is an unfolding miracle every day. From dawn till dusk, so many things happen to thwart the well-organised plan of man. But when the Lord steps in, the impossible soon becomes possible and the believer begins to testify how the intervention of Jesus makes a positive difference always.

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Two miracles occurred in our passage today. The first was in Lydda and the second in Joppa. At Lydda, while visiting the saints, Peter found Aeneas, a man who had been bedridden for eight years. Upon his declaration, “…arise, and make thy bed”, the sick man arose immediately. He was later summoned to Joppa because of the death of Dorcas. Peter prayed and commanded the body to rise. She miraculously responded and came back to life.

Apart from the hope of eternal life, we also enjoy many benefits of being children of God. One of such blessings is healing. While on earth, Jesus healed many sick people who came to Him. After His death and resurrection, the disciples also continued making people enjoy miracle-filled moments in the service of the Master.

It is your right to receive favour and miracles today if you already have a right relationship with the Lord. Just as He used Peter to bless Aeneas and Dorcas, He will not only use you to bless others, but He will make you a living and walking miracle today.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Maintaining the right standing with God makes us recipients of miracles.