“Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came, that you may regain your sight and be filled with the holy Spirit.”
When Saul was blinded by a flash of light on the way to Damascus…he was heading there to persecute Christians (he was “breathing murderous threats”). This is the one the risen Christ chose as His “instrument” of love, mercy, grace, forgiveness and compassion. God’s way is clearly not our way! In a vision Jesus spoke to a man named Ananias to go to Saul and to lay hands on him so that he might regain his sight. Saul was transformed into the one who would be later known as St. Paul…not by way of punishment and retribution, but by Mercy and Compassion. God never gives up on anyone. How might Christ want to transform me? How might I be an instrument of God’s transformation for someone else?
Suggested song of the day– “Salvation” on the Live to Love album.
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Have a blessed day!