Now I See
Read Acts 9:13–19
Karen’s contact lens crumbled between her fingertips as she tried to clean it. The lens was just too brittle. For years, Karen had put off visiting her optometrist, now she had no choice. She needed replacements. Besides, her vision was already limited, especially when driving at night. The next day the doctor prescribed new contacts and Karen could see clearly again.
Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized (Acts 9:18).
Karen did not realize how cloudy her vision had become. Saul came to a similar revelation after receiving prayer from Ananias. Not only did his eyesight return, Saul’s spiritual perception improved too. The first thing he saw was his need for water baptism.
Water baptism is an open expression of our newfound faith in Christ. If we have passed from spiritual darkness into the light, then we should demonstrate that change to others. Baptism is a good start.
Thought for Today: There are two baptisms: The Holy Spirit imparts one; the church conducts the other.
—Charles Earl Harrel
God’s Word for Today © 2010 Gospel Publishing House. Used by permission.
P.S. Both baptisms are important.