In Luke’s letter called Acts, in chapter 3,  Peter and John are going to pray at the temple when they cross paths with a man who has been lame since birth. Verse 4 stands out to me: Peter says, “Look at us!”

I suspect this is a man who has been beaten down by life. Keep in mind that the community would look upon this man as a sinner or his family as sinners and he is paying the price for it. He would like has a sense of shame; he would likely be begging without making much eye contact. When I read that Peter and John stop and exhort him to look they are recognizing his worth; they are giving him back his dignity.

Is there someone you walk by, someone who seems worn down by the world, that you can   share God’s love with so that they catch a glimpse of their great value and worth in his eyes?