There was a man crippled from birth being carried up. Every day he was set down at the Temple gate, the one named Beautiful, to beg from those going into the Temple.
(Acts 3:2 MSG)
A few weeks ago, I heard an interesting message about how the crippled man in Acts 3 was being carried like a baby every day, and he was over forty years old (Acts 4:22). The speaker then went on to say how as Christians, there are those of us who continue to rely on others to carry us through life. His message must have resonated with everyone in the church because the following week, I heard someone pray about the need to grow up and not have others carry us all the time. Amen to that!
When I first started teaching, God gave me the opportunity to work with adult learners. I was excited because I thought that they were old enough to be independent, but I was in for a big surprise. I remember my colleague telling me that we had to stop babying the students. See, God healed the crippled beggar and He wants to help us too in order that we won’t have to rely on others to carry us. So let’s “grow up in Christ” (Hebrews 6:3)!
God never intended for His children to remain babies.