He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
I’m not sure the temple had seen much jumping before!
He began to do what he couldn’t do before.
He jumped and he walked.
He was sitting but now he was heading to the temple courts.
He was asking but now he’s thanking.
The Lord turns around the fortunes of people.
He lifts them up and gives them a firm place to stand.
This man would never sit begging at the temple courts ever again.
The Lord brings those outside inside.
He creates noise.
Miracles are noisy!
You cannot silence the thankful. You cannot hold back those who have been touched by God.
Today the man wasn’t going to be quiet nor was he going to behave.
This was outrageous thanksgiving.
The miracle took place outside the temple service.
The thanksgiving took place within.
May our missions possess the miraculous and may our churches possess the praise. May God move outside so that the Church sees movement inside.