So Ananias went and entered the house. He laid his hands on Saul and said, “Brother Saul, The Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on your way here, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit. And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and his sight was restored. Then he got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.”
For me, this particular event speaks to me on a number of levels. It says to me that the Lord is the master weaver of the fabric of our lives and it is his plan that crafts us to His will. Where would Christianity be but for a man who was turned from the blindness of ignorance to become Paul the voice of change that was the Church in the fragility of its infancy? The change that created the new Church and perfect covenant with God.
This passage also reveals to me that none are beyond redemption and the possibility of becoming. That all can be transformed by losing the scales of ignorance that blind us to the truth. That no matter how grave our transgressions, there is hope and a life of brilliance that awaits us. That God always sees our value and will perfectly use us if we are only willing to see, to change, to become.
Gail Renborg, EfM Year 2