And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank…. And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized; and he took food and was strengthened” (Acts 9:9, 18-19).
After not drinking (or eating) for three days, Saul chose to make the waters of his baptism the very first liquid to touch his parched lips. Saul’s decision reveals the proper hierarchy of human values, a hierarchy wherein our relationship with God appears at the very top of the list. Through temporary blindness and total dependance on those around him, Saul finally discovered a feast far better than a thousand banquets: a relationship with the Lord Jesus who is the Living Water and the Bread from Heaven!
God, do what it takes to make us value you and your word more than our own personal comfort and convenience!
“He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD” (Deut 8:3).