Peter’s shadow…



Acts 5:12 Now many signs and wonders were done among the people through the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. 13 None of the rest dared to join them, but the people held them in high esteem. 14 Yet more than ever believers were added to the Lord, great numbers of both men and women, 15 so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mats, in order that Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he came by. 16 A great number of people would also gather from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all cured. 

I’m particularly struck by v.15. Can you imagine that? People hoping to be healed by having Peter’s shadow fall on them? Are you kidding me?! Not even Jesus healed people in this way. It speaks to the power of God to heal in all kinds of ways.

Finally I am drawn to v.16, “…and they were all cured”. Not just a few of the people. Or some of the people. Or most of the people. ALL of the people were cured.  That just blows my mind.

Lord, bring your healing power to bear on us today. Amen.

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