Paul stood there as Stephen was stoned to death. He approved of this murder because he hated followers of Christ. (Acts 8:1).
Paul tried to destroy the early church, throwing believers into jail. (Acts 8:3).
He traveled far and wide persecuting the early “followers of the Way of the Lord”. (Acts 9:1-2).
As he approached Damascus looking for early Christians a light from the sky blinded him and Jesus spoke to him. (Acts 9:3-6).
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Paul was converted; he became a Christian and went on to preach about Jesus in many lands, even though he himself had never met Jesus personally.
So, what is his legacy to us?
Apart from being the greatest preacher the early church ever knew?
It is this: Sometimes, God grabs people by the lapels and shakes them violently to make them listen.
Why does God do this to some people and not others we will never know. Not now at least.
Perhaps He sees in some people a talent or a gift which He could well use. After all, why should a gifted person be left to wander and become prey to the devil? Why shouldn’t God use this talent?
So, like He did to Paul, God gets that person’s attention and asks them whether they wish to serve Him by spreading the Word.
Has He spoken to you yet?
Have you replied?
Don’t wait until He draws your attention more positively !!!
Friday, 1 May 2009
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