"Such as I have"

In the third chapter of Acts is related the healing by Peter and John of the man, lame from birth, who was laid daily at the gate of a temple. If one chanced to go by who did not see him, or who perhaps turned his eyes away, the lame man might call to him and ask him for something. So, as Peter and John were about to go into the temple, their thoughts no doubt upon the wonderful message they had for mankind, the lame man asked an alms. Doubtless he thought they might give him a Roman penny. Perhaps a look of disappointment came over his face when Peter said, "Silver and gold have I none;" but how quickly that disappointment would be turned into expectancy when Peter continued, "But such as I have give I thee." Then followed the memorable command, "In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk."

Marvelous command! With what joy the lame man must have reached forth his hand to Peter! "And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God." "Such as I have give I thee." Marvelous gift, indeed! No need for silver and gold when such a gift was offered! Little wonder that he praised God as he entered the temple; nor is it strange that the people who saw this healing "were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him."

Testing Times
October 24, 1931

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