Summary: By making their presence known through healing a lame man, Peter and John get an opportunity to tell of Jesus on their terms.
Response: Just a couple of stray thoughts. This is a different Peter than we see in Luke. He's still headstrong, but as a leader and not a follower. I love hearing redemption stories, but I wonder if we'll see these figures of the early church stumble any more without Jesus there to correct them. The Old Testament heroes were all flawed, and I worry that, in an effort to be legitimized, all the saints will be portrayed as infallible, which is not very relatable. Then again, the Holy Spirit is supposed to change us, right? This will probably need more prayer.