Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
by: Gabriela Alonzo.
The apostles proclaimed the gospel formally and informally. Luke described a constant increase in the body of believers, to the extent that the apostles’ healing ministry reached even people in neighboring cities. As a body of believers, we know that we are called to advance God’s kingdom by proclaiming the gospel. How often do we consider that a healing hand can cause a greater impact than just words? How often do we consider that an act of love—meeting the needs of others—can reach farther than our words?