Friday, May 1, 2020
Saul’s Baptism: Acts 9: 10-18: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail
“There was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias, and the Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” He answered, “Here I am Lord.” The Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight and ask at the House of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is there praying, and (in a vision, he has seen a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him, that he may regain his sight. But Ananias replied, “Lord, I have heard from many sources about this man, what evil things he has done to your holy ones in Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to imprison all who call upon your name. But the Lord said to him, “Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before Gentiles, kings, and Israelites, and I will show him what he will have to suffer for my name.” So Ananias went and entered the house, laying his hands on him, he said, “my brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the way, by which you came, that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. He got up and was baptised, and when he had eaten, he recovered his strength. (Acts 9:10-19).