“So Ananias left and entered the house, and he laid his hands on Saul and said, ‘Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came [to Damascus], has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit [in order to proclaim Christ to both Jews and Gentiles].’ Immediately something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized; and he took some food and was strengthened.” – Acts 9:17-19 (AMP)
Live It Out!
It’s a beautiful thing when someone begins to follow Jesus because he or she is now part of a global family. When Ananias addresses Saul as brother, he is demonstrating great forgiveness. Following Jesus transcends anything that can divide us. The best way to break down barriers is to treat people like family. We can disagree, we can argue, we can fight, but we are still bound together by the blood of Christ.
from Paradigm Shift Ministries http://ift.tt/24bNTDt