The beggar had been crippled from birth…maybe from some congenital defect such as Spina Bifida or an injury that occurred during the birthing process. His physical impairment was apparent to all, but how many times do we have invisible handicaps and defects? Many walk around emotionally crippled at the hand of abusive parents or spouses. Many are mentally crippled by poverty or social injustices that they were powerless to change. But just like this crippled beggar, we too can be healed in the name of Jesus to live a full and joyous life.