Being Ananias

Remembering a man who was content to make others famous

"Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord-Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here-has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit." Acts 9:17

"Brother Saul...?"

Did he just say "Brother"?
Didn't he know who this was?
The man they sent here to kill us?

Being Ananias
He blundered into the house
Sparing no thought for the risk.

Being Ananias
He trusted his "word from God"
Which might have been just a dream.

Being Ananias
He spoke without checking facts...
Sure, they said Saul saw a light.

Being Ananias
He didn't suspect a trick.
He went in faith - blind as Saul!

So where did this get him?
He's still here in Damascus
While Saul, now Paul, is famous.

Being Ananias
He's content with that outcome.
He's simply not ambitious.

© Derrick Phillips - 2015