Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus.
Saul is healed by God’s love shared through a faithful disciple who was originally resistant and afraid to minister to him. God blessed the giver and the receiver in this action, something we often overlook when we are called to act in God’s name. You’re not just sent to give to others, but to learn and grow, to be changed by the interaction.
We’re not all chosen for missions in far away places or dangerous, world changing ministry as Paul was, but we are all called in the Lord’s service – to be His hands, feet, heart and voice to a hurting world. God will bless others through you, but you too will be blessed by your obedience to His will and Your work to make His name known in the world.
Ask God what task He has for you today, what good you can do for someone who needs His love. Know that you are part of His plan for creation and for bringing all our brothers and sisters back to Him.
Wise and wonderful God, we are amazed by the way our work for You blesses us as well as others. May our efforts reflect Your love to all we encounter today. Amen.