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.
In 1988, a man took his teenage children to West Berlin. He walked them up to the Berlin
Wall that divided the city between communist East Germany and free Germany. Over the years, he had made a dozen trips through Checkpoint Charlie to encourage members of the church living under surveillance and opposition in East Germany. More than once he
had been detained, questioned, and harassed by the border guards.
He took his teenagers to the wall for the first time and told them, “Take a good look
at this wall, because someday when you bring your children here, this wall will still be standing.” A year later the Berlin Wall was gone!
Do you know what that man says he learned from that story? Never say never!
I believe that Ananias learned the same thing when he saw what Jesus did in Saul’s life.
Never say never!
God says the same thing to us. When it comes to a friend, or a coworker, or a relative,
or a classmate being saved, never say never.
Keep praying for them and keep asking God to give you opportunities to share the love
of Jesus with them.
Have a great day and keep moving forward!
Posted on 07/24/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under