February 11-Unlikely Hero

February 11-Unlikely Hero

February 11: Unlikely Hero


Scripture Lesson: Acts 9:1-19


Two great shortstops were traded for each other on this date in 1982, when the San Diego Padres sent Ozzie Smith to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Gary Templeton. Known more for his glove than his bat, the “Wizard of Oz” became the unlikely hero of the 1985 playoffs with the Dodgers when he hit a surprising home run to give the Cardinals the series clinching victory.


Today’s Scripture lesson gives us another unlikely hero, a disciple from Damascus named Ananias. Saul encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus as he was traveling there to arrest believers and imprison them. After meeting Jesus, Saul was blinded and his heart opened. Three days later, God sent Ananias to Saul. Ananias, knowing Saul’s reputation, was hesitant, but God told Ananias of His future plans for Saul. Encouraged, Ananias came to Saul, called him brother, and healed his blindness. Saul was filled with the Holy Spirit, was baptized, and began his God-given ministry to the Gentiles.

  1. What has God led you to do that you thought was a little strange? How did it turn out?

  2. What does it mean to be open to God’s leading in your life?

  3. What can reassure us to step out in faith for God?

God takes ordinary people and gifts them to do extraordinary things for Him.







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