And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch that is called Solomon's…
The engineer of an express train sees, just ahead, a switch wrongly turned, and knows that if he cannot stop the train it will go over the bank and be destroyed. The stoker jumps out, but the brave engineer resolves to share the fate of the engine. Speedily he reverses the action, and with all his strength rolls back the wheels, Just as the fatal point is reached, they cease to move, and the train is saved! What meanness would it be, when unharmed, they reach the town, for the stoker to say, "We were in great danger, but by my presence of mind I saved the train." Yet what greater meanness is it for us to take the credit to ourselves when it belongs to Christ. God's influences come upon you in mighty tides, and you have no right to claim for yourself the glory which belongs to Christ.
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.