It’s not just Saul who hears the divine voice in Acts 9. The Lord also speaks to Ananias, asking him to visit Saul and lay hands on him so his sight would be restored.
Imagine what Ananias must have been thinking as he traveled. It wasn’t the act of healing he was asked to do that made Ananias uneasy. Instead, he was shaking in his sandals because he knew Saul had been sent to capture any followers of Christ and take them away to Jerusalem.
Ananias had been minding his own business when the Lord interrupted his journey and sent him to minister to this terrifying Saul. But Ananias made the journey nevertheless.
In life, we are called to take part in journeys of our own. Sometimes that call may leave us shaking in our sandals like Ananias. But we are called to make the journey nevertheless.
What journey are you being called to make?
This message is an excerpt from a September 2016 faith reflection in Cafe, “Get up and Go” by Tiffany C. Chaney.