Throw Your Tin Can Away
The beggar at the temple gate with tin can in hand was a common sight. He was there every day begging for money from those going into the temple courts (Acts 3:1-10). But this day would be different. “Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk’” (v. 6). This blessing was not going to fit in his tin can.
Instantly the beggar’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped. Then he walked. I’m sure he ran inside the temple courts praising God. His pain transformed into joy. The tin can rolled down the street, stepped on by a local donkey, useless.
God has so much more for us than what can fit in our tin can. What is our expectation? A few measly coins? No! Make room for God’s blessings and abundant provision. Throw your tin can away and come before our Lord in humble adoration, obedience, and thanksgiving. Delve into His Word and learn about His rich supply of blessings with your name on it. “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it” (Pro. 10:22 KJV).
God’s riches in heaven (Phil. 4:19) reserved for me are better than money. I want everything He has for me, and that means I throw away the tin can and look up. “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2). “My cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5).