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Week 16 Bible Reading: Acts 9:1-19

What Could Go Wrong?

Saul has seen a vision. In it a man named Ananias comes to him and lays his hands on him. Then he sees again. - Acts 9:12 ICB

A high school student had a job at a bowling alley. It was early Saturday morning, and he was eager to get back to work. The evening before, he had stayed late to mop the floors because the janitor called in sick. He hadn’t told his boss about the janitor; he wanted to show him he could do the work himself. After all, What could go wrong?

Plenty, it turns out.

Opening the door, the teen saw standing water—with bowling pins and other stuff bobbing on top. He realized what he had done: He had left a large faucet running overnight! Surprisingly, his boss greeted him with a huge hug and a big smile—”for trying,” he said.

In Acts we read about Saul, who hated Christians. He hated and mistreated them (Acts 9:1–2)—until Jesus saved him on the road to Damascus (vv. 3–4). Saul was blinded by the experience, but guess who stepped in to help him? A Christian named Ananias. With God’s help, he restored the sight of Saul, who became the great missionary Paul.

Both Paul and the teenager at the bowling alley received unexpected grace.

Can you show grace to someone today? Give a big smile and a kind word to a person who doesn’t deserve it.

Fun Fact

Do you like bowling? There are 3,400 bowling alleys in the United States, and each year sixty-seven million people go bowling.

Just You and God

Dear God, I like that word grace. Please help me show grace to my friends when they are acting like jerks?
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