At the beginning of Acts 9, Saul is a really bad dude. He is in hot pursuit of any followers of the “Way” (Christians) and has authority to put them in prison.
On his way to Damascus, Saul was blinded by a light, fell to the ground, had a conversation with Jesus, didn’t eat food for three days, met up with Ananias, and got his sight back. Then Saul started preaching about Jesus to people! They were kind of freaked out at first because the guy who had been the ultimate bad guy was now a good guy, but could they really trust him. But he was good.
God knew what he was doing. Saul, who would later be named Paul, was going to be:
“…my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.” (Acts 9:15 NLT)
What’s your story?
This story recounts how Saul/Paul met Jesus. How did you meet Jesus?