They threw Stephen out of the city, and began to stone him. The witnesses laid down their cloaks at the feet of a young man named Saul.
Stephen, the first martyr, was wrongly accused…thrown-out and murdered by the people who thought they were following God! And the young man complicit in this crime, Saul, became an infamous persecutor of Christians. However…following an encounter with the risen Christ…this same man was later transformed. Saul became one of Christ’s most famous followers…St. Paul! Whatever you have done in the past…God continues to love you. It is precisely that place where you think God could not love you…that God wants you to experience a love that will transform you! That Love is unconditional. And the person who seems the most despicable to you now…is equally loved by God! The risen Christ wants to transform that person as well. Perhaps you could be God’s agent for that transformation?
Suggested song of the day– “Make Me a Channel” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
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Remember…God loves you!