Tuesday, June 18, 2013

a change of plans

Good morning sisters and brothers,
We read earlier about how Saul approved of the execution of Stephen and was very active in the persecution of the church. Today we see how his life was changed. The story is familiar to many of us, but think how shocking it would have been to Saul and to his friends and to the Christians who knew him as a persecutor. God can do amazing things with surprising people; think what he can do with you.

God bless,

Acts 9:1-9
Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

3Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 5He asked, “Who are you, Lord?” The reply came, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7The men who were traveling with him stood speechless because they heard the voice but saw no one. 8Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9For three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

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