“A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there. He stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very moment I was able to see him. “Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth. You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard. And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’
St Paul's testimony appears 3 times in the Acts of the Apostles. His testimony includes a meeting with Ananias. Thus time, Ananias then sets out the work that God has for Paul. Ananias reminds Paul that he has been blessed to know God's will and to see Jesus. Now comes the task and the encouragement: Paul is told, in effect, to get on with it! 'Why do you delay?'
I find it an encouragement that even the great and the good in Christ, even St Paul, sometimes need a prompt to Find One.
Prayer. Lord Jesus, what so you have for me ro do for you today, who will I find? Amen.