Acts Chapter 5

ACTS 5: 15-16

“As a result of what the apostles were doing sick people were carried out into the streets and placed on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall upon some of them as he passed by.”

After Pentecost when the followers of Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit, many miracles and wonders were performed among the people by the apostles.  Many healings took place.

When I first read the above passage, it sounded strange to me that people might think that just Peter’s shadow falling on them would have a healing effect!  But then I have seen doctors who can make a patient feel better just by being there and radiating confidence.

It was not that Peter was well educated or particularly talented.  He was a working man just out of jail.  But Peter seemed to be in contact with a source of unlimited vitality or spiritual energy. People sensed that Spirit and for some just being near him in his shadow was uplifting and healing.

Does that spiritual energy emanate from you?   What might open the way for this to be possible?

                                                                              Ann Sieracki, EfM Mentor