And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Acts 9:3-4
Saul, who eventually would be named Paul, was on his way to persecute more Christians. But then he saw the light, literally. But why would God use a man who tortured Christians to do his will and spread the gospel of Christ? Because God doesn’t see people the way we see them, God searches the heart.
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. Acts 9:5
Saul asked The Light to reveal itself and he replied “I Am Jesus”. Saul realized that Jesus is The Son of God and he was persecuting his own people. When we open our eyes to the truth of God, we realize sometimes our will is also misdriven
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. Acts 9:6
Saul, who was a feared man, quickly humbled himself before The Lord and asked “What do you want me to do? Just as Jesus taught us to pray, Let your will be done. Are you asking God what his will is for you today?
And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. Acts 9:7
The men accompanying Saul, see Jesus is everywhere and reveals himself at certain times. Just as Jesus promised the disciples he will always be with them, Jesus is walking beside you today. If God can use a man like Saul to do great things for God, he can and will use you also in Jesus Name Amen