Acts 22:6 “While I (the apostle Paul whose name was Saul at the time) was on my way and approaching Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone about me. 7 I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?’ 8 I answered, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ Then he said to me, ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth whom you are persecuting.’ 9 Now those who were with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me. 10 I asked, ‘What am I to do, Lord?’ The Lord said to me, ‘Get up and go to Damascus; there you will be told everything that has been assigned to you to do.’ 11 Since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, those who were with me took my hand and led me to Damascus.
As you know, the apostle Paul was one of the foundational leaders of the early church. His life and deeds are chronicled in the New Testament in this book of Acts as well as the many letters he wrote to the early churches. What strikes me this morning is the way Paul found his calling as a Christian apostle and evangelist. Paul, known as the pharisee named Saul before his conversion, was not looking for Jesus. At all. To the contrary, he was busy persecuting Christians. Yet Jesus had a job for Saul. Jesus didn’t ask Saul for his opinion on the matter. Jesus needed Saul and the rest is history. I appreciate it when the Lord makes it very plain when I am to do something – when a calling or task finds me rather than the other way around.
Lord open my eyes to see your hand leading me. Amen.
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We have seen the transformation of some media personalities who were woke or abused substances and have now found Jesus. I wish we would see more.