A LAME MAN WAS HEALED
UP TO THE TEMPLE WENT PETER AND JOHN,
FOR IT WAS THE NINTH HOUR, THE HOUR OF PRAYER,
A CERTAIN MAN, LAME FROM HIS MOTHER'S WOMB,
DAILY WAS CARRIED TO THE GATE AND LAID THERE.
AT THE GATE OF THE TEMPLE THE MAN SAT...
THE GATE IS CALLED BEAUTIFUL,
AND THE MAN ASKED ALMS OF ALL WHO ENTERED,
THE PEOPLE GAVE, AS THEY WERE THOUGHTFUL.
PETER AND JOHN WERE ABOUT TO ENTER THE GATE
WHEN "ALMS" TO THEM THE MAN SAID
"LOOK AT US", THE ANSWER CAME...
AS BY THE LOVE OF JESUS THEY WERE LED.
"SILVER AND GOLD HAVE I NONE.", SAID PETER
"BUT WHAT I DO HAVE, I GIVE TO YOU
IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, RISE UP AND WALK"
THE LAME MAN DID AS HE WAS COMMANDED TO DO.
BY THE RIGHT HAND, THE MAN WAS LIFTED UP,
AND IMMEDIATELY HIS FEET AND ANKLE BONES WERE STRAIGHT
SO HE LEAPED UP AND ENTERED THE TEMPLE WITH THEM...
THE LAME MAN NO LONGER SAT BY THE GATE.
WALKING, LEAPING, AND PRAISING GOD...
THIS DID THE MAN WHO WAS LAME
ALL THE PEOPLE ROUND ABOUT SAW HIM
AND THEY KNEW HE WAS NOT THE SAME.
THE PEOPLE WERE AMAZED AND ASTONISHED
AT WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO THE LAME MAN
"WHY DO YOU LOOK INTENTLY TO US?"
TRYING TO EXPLAIN, PETER BEGAN.
Why do you marvel at this?
This man was not healed
By our own godliness or power
But by the name of Jesus, thus revealed.
You delivered up God's son, Jesus,
The Son that God chose to glorify.
Pilate was desiring to let him go...
But, our Lord, you did deny.
You denied the Holy One and Just,
And asked for a murderer instead,
You killed the Prince of Life...
Whom God had raised from the dead.
It was His Name
And in the presence of you all
The lame man was made strong
When upon the name of Jesus we did call.
All this, you did in ignorance
As by the mouth of prophets He foretold
That Christ would indeed suffer
And such events would unfold.
Repent and trust in Jesus,
So that you may be made clean
The times of refreshing will come
And from the presence of Jeus you will glean."
And so the story of another
From the Book has been told
The story of the lame man who walked
Is another miracle of Jesus that did unfold.
His Book is filled with other miracles
That He did for people like you and me
Take time today to read the Book
And His believer you will be.