S (Scripture): Acts 22:16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away, calling on his name.
O (Observation): Ananias accompanies S/Paul immediately after Paul’s encounter with Jesus. Ananias encourages Paul to get up and be baptized…to be spiritually cleansed and to call on Jesus’ name.
A (Application): Paul obviously had direct contact with Jesus, but he needed someone to aid him in a time of transition and transformation. We, too, need someone to guide us when we are new to the faith, or young in the faith.
Who was that person for you?
Our community is still recovering from the death of a high school student in a local high school. We were reminded that having faith mentors is key in our journey…folks who remind us that Jesus has the ultimate victory over sin and death.
P (Prayer): Lord, send us persons of peace to guide us and direct us. Amen.