Acts 9: 1-6

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. As he entered Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you Lord?” Saul asked.

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

A Thought

Have you ever met anyone that you thought it would be impossible for them to believe in Jesus Christ as their personal savior? With God all things are possible, consider Saul. A great persecution was taking place against the church and all the apostles. Saul was present at the stoning and death of Steven. Afterward Saul went from house to house trying to destroy the church by dragging men and women out and placing them in prison. Now Saul has gone to the high priest and received letters giving him permission to travel to Damascus to take men and women who belonged to the Way as prisoners back to Jerusalem. Much to Saul’s surprise as he enters Damascus, he is confronted by the voice of Jesus.

Our Prayer

Father help us to hear your voice that is spoken throughout the Bible telling us how and what you have planned for our life in you. Thank you for making all things possible through your Son and the power of the Holy Spirit. Forgiveness is the first gift that you give to all who will ask and believe your word. Then if we ask, you will give to us all that is needed to a live of service to you and to others in Jesus’ name, amen.