Read. Acts 9:10-16
10 In Damascus there was a certain disciple named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, “Ananias!”
He answered, “Yes, Lord.”
11 The Lord instructed him, “Go to Judas’ house on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias enter and put his hands on him to restore his sight.”
13 Ananias countered, “Lord, I have heard many reports about this man. People say he has done horrible things to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 He’s here with authority from the chief priests to arrest everyone who calls on your name.”
15 The Lord replied, “Go! This man is the agent I have chosen to carry my name before Gentiles, kings, and Israelites. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”
Reflect. In this story, the Lord appears in a vision to another person, Ananias. Unlike Saul, Ananias is not surprised that God would visit him; however, he was surprised about the message that he is given. God asks Ananias to meet Saul and to welcome him into the Christian community. Ananias, though, knows of Saul by reputation; he has already received word to be on the lookout for him, because he is coming to Damascus with the authority to arrest Christians.
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