Saul has been killing Christians, and he’s on his way to Damascus, papers in hand, to round up believers and bring them back to Jerusalem to torture and kill them.
He, literally, sees the light on his way there.
Verse 18 says, “IMMEDIATELY something like scales fell from eyes.”
Verse 20 says, “AT ONCE, he began to preach that Jesus is the Son of God.”
Two things jump out at me here.
1.) Things can seem completely hopeless and God can change everything in an instant.
Don’t give up hope.
How many times do we read that word suddenly in the Bible?
2.) We are never too far gone for God to do something in and through us.
I mean Saul was murdering Christians! Families, women and children! God still used him to write two thirds of the New Testament!
I love verse 21, it says that all who heard, “were astonished!”
I bet there are some people in our past that would be astonished if they saw us right now (hopefully in a good way!)
There are also probably some people in our lives, that if God got ahold of them, we’d be astonished.
Let’s let that affect how we treat the people in our lives who are living far from God right now. The people who seem, to many, to be beyond hope. (People like Saul before God changed everything in an instant and he became the Apostle Paul.)
Let’s remember how much God loves them and let’s try to love them the same way!
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