Friday, March 24, 2017

Chosen Instruments

This morning I am thinking about people and praying for them and ended up reading this conversation. It is amazing what God says to Ananias about Paul...

"Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, 'Ananias.' And he said, 'Here I am, Lord.' And the Lord said to him, 'Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.' But Ananias answered, 'Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.' But the Lord said to him, 'Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.' " - Acts 9:10-16 ESV

There is so much here. Three people... God... Ananias... Saul who is now Paul.

I have people I love and care much about who are hurting but God has plans for them. I don't know what those plans are but they are chosen instruments of His for some cause.

This thought comforts me today.


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