This classic Lockheed Sabre jet fighter appears to be poised for action, but in reality it is fastened firmly to a post on the ground. Are you ready for action or are you bound down?

Acts Part 8: All Glory To God, Always…

This classic Lockheed Sabre jet fighter appears to be poised for action, but in reality it is fastened firmly to a post on the ground. Are you ready for action or are you bound down?11 While he was clinging to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them at the so- called portico of Solomon, full of amazement. 12 But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk … 16 And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.
(Acts 3:11-12, 16 NASB)

The healing of the lame man caused quite a stir in the city. Everyone who saw or heard what had happened flocked to where Peter and John were. It was one of those ‘is this too good to be true’ moments, yet there in front of them, standing large as life, was the man who was once lame. They are gobsmacked.

Peter realises the need to put things into perspective. He and John don’t want to become the centre of attention, as mighty healers or miracles workers in their own right. Peter publicly states that it wasn’t himself, or John, who performed the healing – it was Jesus Christ Himself who performed the healing, acting on the faith that He had given them, and they glorified God in front of all the people for that healing.

When God does something always be ready to glorify God on the spot, never give yourself, or anyone else, opportunity to glorify you or other people. Always glorify God in and through all things at all times.