ACTS 9: 1-22;
Everyone knows about Saul of Tarsus, who became the apostle Paul, God used him to write much of the New Testament, but do you know the courageous person God used to heal Paul’s eyes, minister the baptism of the Holy Spirit to him, and give him the prophecy he based his entire ministry on? We often forget the Anne Sullivan’s who reached the Helen Killers of this world; but without these people who aren’t as famous as their disciples, we wouldn’t have people like the apostle Paul. After this passage of scripture, Ananias isn’t mentioned again. As far as we know form a biblical account he never did any other great exploits. Nevertheless, Ananias has to have great faith in the Lord to even go near a man who was persecuting and killing Christians, and he was a vital link in the chain of events that brought us one of God’s greatest men. In our modern day of destroyed values, we have lost sight of the Ananias’s of this world. We measure success by cold statistics that often overlook factors like loving parents who sacrificed so their children could succeed. Because of this we fail to realize the potential of our own small acts. Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the amount of apples in one seed.
God loves you more than you know!