There’s more to the story about Saul?
I liked it where we left him last week – blind and not eating.
Can’t we just leave him there forever?
I mean, he’s a real meanie.
Okay, I’ll listen.
In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called him in a vision. “Ananias!”
I bet the Lord is warning him about Saul.
He already knows about him?
He’d better start running.
I am listening.
“Yes, Lord,” he answered.
The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”
I think Ananias is in trouble.
“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your saints in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priest to arrest all who call on your name.”
I don’t get it.
If Ananias knows all that, how come he didn’t start running a long time ago?
But the Lord said to Ananias “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”
Now the Lord’s talking.
Make that mean old Saul suffer.
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.
This isn’t good.
If Saul is going to start eating again that’s less food for me.
September 22, 2014 at 4:20 am
Ah, don’t worry, Bongo, there’s plenty of food to go around and never forget …the fish Loretta sends!!!! 🙂
September 22, 2014 at 10:58 pm
Marina, I almost forgot. Every time I finish eating something I think there will never be any more. But the fish from Loretta is yummy!
September 22, 2014 at 8:59 am
There’s always enough food Bongo!
September 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm
Talent Hounds, sometimes I think my person is being stingy with the food. I could never possibly get fat.
September 22, 2014 at 9:11 am
I’m sure that Saul would leave some food for you because he is now filled with the Hly Spirits! 🙂
September 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Kevin, I hadn’t thought of that. I’m sure the Holy Spirit will convince Saul that he needs to leave food for me.
Mumsy's Little Chancy Man
September 22, 2014 at 2:08 pm
No worries sweet Bongo we don’t think Saul ate dog food. Saul has the Lord’s work to do and he needs his strength. Another great story and your input makes it even greater sweet Bongo. Did you get a treat for listening? Hugs and nose kisses
September 22, 2014 at 11:12 pm
Mumsy and Chancy, I hear that the Bible people ate a lot of fish. Do you think Saul will save some for me? Because my person says I interrupt too much to get any treats for listening.