In Acts 9:1-20, Jesus tells both Saul and Ananias to get up and go, sending both toward a divine connection. When Saul encounters Jesus on the road to Damascus, it changes Saul’s life. A divine voice tells Saul that in persecuting the believers, he is persecuting Jesus.
Blinded, he is sent with no instructions, just the divine command to go. This is the beginning of Saul’s new life as Paul, apostle to the Gentiles. Saul’s path of destruction was no more.
Like Saul (although we hope we’re not on a mission of murder like his), we sometimes need a disruption in our journey to receive our call. We may be so comfortable on our current journey that we can’t see that God is calling us to something different. We may be so comfortable with what we’re doing every day that we don’t realize God has something better for us.
Are you being called to something different?
This message is an excerpt from a September 2016 faith reflection in Cafe, “Get up and Go” by Tiffany C. Chaney. Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent. The readings are Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25.