How sad to leave a gift unopened when the Giver went through so much to present it to the whole world. This Giver not only saves us, but He also never leaves us or forsakes us. This is another book report, this time on the book of John.
Revelation - It's a revealing. Our Savior is revealed as the One who can wash us from the penalty of sin, if we ask. He's the One who submitted Himself to the agony of the cross when all power was His. He's the One who is King of kings whom all nations will eventually have to submit to.
We can certainly identify with the lame man in Acts 3. We too were carried along by forces in this world until the Lord got our attention. He wants to use willing vessels to bring His transforming message to others. How can we be quiet about what He's done for us?
We can look at ourselves and feel we are defective and that God can't possibly use us. Wouldn't Satan love to sideline us with that attitude? God can and does use empty vessels that come to Him for filling. He'll equip us for the battles ahead; just ask!
Nehemiah chapter 2: What a role model Nehemiah is for us! His involvement proved to be inspirational. His insight prevented unnecessary conflict. God has given each of us an invitation, first for salvation then for service. Trust Him in it all.