And immediately, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.…
Spiritual truth, to be clearly discerned, often needs to be embodied in the more significant language of action. Christ's miracles are like mirrors — bringing within easy view objects hard to see or quite out of sight. The famous picture of Aurora by Guido adorns the ceiling of one of the palaces of Rome. The discomfort attending the effort to look up, for the length of time required to study its beauty, is so great, that one could not adequately estimate its merit if there were no other way of viewing it. But a mirror, set up in the room so as to reflect the picture, permits the beholder to view it at his leisure with perfect ease. So the great miracle of the renewing of the soul is above our inspection, but in the mirror miracles of Jesus we have reflections, helping us to the better understanding of that spiritual work. Thus we may gain more good from them, than was imparted to those for whose special benefit they were originally wrought.
(A. H. Currier.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.