If you could spend 48 hours, and only 48 hours with any person in the New Testament (Christ excluded, of course--we would all want to spend time with HIM), who would it be?
Why? What would be your motivation for spending 48 hours with that person?
I would want to spend 48 hours with Barnabas--the fellow who traveled with the Apostle Paul.
But his relationship with Paul began long before that. He was the one who helped introduce Paul into the "believing community" after his Damascus Road encounter with the Lord Jesus.
Barnabas is known as the "Son of Consolation" or the "Son of Encouragement."
I would want to know how he "pulled people together"--when they were ready to pull each other apart.
So, how would you like to spend 48 hours with?