“He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?'”-Acts 9:4
As you begin to read and study the Bible, even just by doing a page long devotional a day, you begin to deeply understand the people involved in it.
My blog’s name is based off of a verse from the the book of Job so I do have a deep connection to Job’s story and journey. I also have come to love so many others like Jacob, Jonah, and Timothy. Though, there is no one I relate more to than the Apostle Paul.
Cliff notes version:
-His original name was Saul
-Paul HATED Christians. He persecuted them and anyone who even thought about wanting to follow Jesus.
-Jesus literally stopped Him in the middle of the road one day and cried out “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
-He changed after this “meeting” with Jesus and went on to become one of the greatest leaders for Christ that there ever was. He is the writer of most of the New Testament.
Talk about a comeback right?! That guy who was incredibly against every single thing Jesus was for ended up becoming one of the top people to help save others in Jesus’ name.
I like Paul’s story because I feel a deep connection to my own.
From being a person that fiercely did not believe in God to now striving to make His name known for all.
A person who was majorly messed up and lost LITERALLY being stopped in the middle of a highway to hear Christ calling to them.
To feel like you’d been right all of those years, only to realize in a moment how incredibly wrong you had been.
To be taken from this place of darkness and brought into the light to forever dwell with the Lord.
I praise God every single day that He takes mess ups like Paul and I and turns them into something they never thought they’d be.