“I have no gold or silver, but what I have I give to you; in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.”
Just when we think we have nothing to offer, Jesus comes alive in our soul. The very power of God fills us when we least expect it and when God’s presence is deeply needed, we are filled. Have you ever asked yourself, “What can I do?” Money may be tight, and physically every movement may be a challenge. Or maybe you are able to write a check to help someone, which is truly a gift, but do not feel beyond offering money you can be of any help. Truth is, you have everything you need. You have the power of the Holy Spirit to offer someone hope even in the midst of hopelessness. When Peter left church that morning and saw a need, he did not reach into his pocket for silver and gold; he reached into his heart and extended the hand of Christ. In a world of isolation, electronic relationships, and pleas for money, Jesus Christ offers us an opportunity to offer something far more profound; the gift of faith, hope and a hand of flesh and blood rather than a tweet or a post. When you extend the hand of Christ you are giving someone the hope that they are not alone, that no matter the circumstance God through the living Christ is with them, through you. Think of it this way, when you extend the hand of friendship, you are offering Christ. When you walk with someone in need, you walk with Christ. The greatest gift you can give someone is your time and your faith; “gold and silver have I none, but what I have is my Savior, and I give Him to you.” You have been blessed, go, and do likewise. Thank you Jesus.