“One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon. And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms from those entering the temple. When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms. Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, ‘Look at us.’ And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, ‘I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.’ And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.”
As we continue to think about our Dirty Shoulders, look at how this man was lifted up on dirty shoulders and made well. First, people carried him to the temple each day. Carried. Him. A grown man. Each day. Then Peter and John were just walking by on their way to pray and decided to use their newfound power as disciples of a resurrected Jesus to heal him.
What do we walk by every day?
Who do we walk by every day?
How can we lift them up on our shoulders?
Who carries you?