Updated: Sep 5
I have to wonder if Saul's blindness was not more for Ananias than Saul, disarming him sufficient for Ananias to feel safe in ministering to him? We often talk about the need to "knock Paul off his "high horse", when it may have been the fear in the disciple's heart that God was dealing with.
"But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” 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.” Immediately, something like scales fellfrom Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus."
Acts 9:15-19 NIV
I have to wonder how much inconvenience I have put people through, just so God could get me to speak a word into their life!