Scripture:   Acts (NIV) 9:17  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.”

Observation:    Jesus had miraculously appeared to Saul as he was traveling to persecute the Christians in the city of Damascus.  In this verse the divine interruption of Saul’s life was confirmed by a human messenger, Ananias.   God often uses humans in His work with humans.  Even Jesus had to take on humanity to complete the Father’s will in the salvation of people. 

Application:    This verse speaks to me in two ways.  First, I must be open to God speaking to me through other people.  Second, I must me willing to let God speak through me to others. 

Prayer:   Lord, Thank you for the church!  You have so designed the church so that I can both minister to others and receive ministry myself.  Amen 

Pastor Leon
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