32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. 34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. 35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. Acts 9:32-35
So many people were getting healed and saved right after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. The church was growing and spreading quickly. The acts the apostles performed on the sick and the lame were influential in drawing people to Christ.
While Saul was becoming acquainted with some of the other disciples, Peter continued to go from town to town healing and preaching. Lest we forget, Peter was a common fisherman. He was probably rough and brash with others. Now he was catching a different kind of fish, ones that would last an eternity. Peter probably didn’t have much time to think about what happened over the last three years because he was still living it.
Be blessed today knowing what God has taken you through to get to where you are today. We are fortunate to be descendants of what the original disciples did.