Watch for Opportunities!
He was no ordinary beggar. Friends carried him every day to the gate of the Temple, where he asked those who went into the Temple for money. Everyone knew him and no one was exempt from his pleas, including Peter and John.
Peter recognized that this was an opportunity for a public demonstration of God’s power and love. Turning and looking at the lame man, Peter boldly declared: “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6). He then explained the way to salvation to the astonished multitude, and five thousand men became believers!