Scripture: Acts 22:6-11
“Now it happened, as I journeyed and came near Damascus at about noon, suddenly a great light from heaven shone around me. And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me?’ So I answered, ‘who are You, Lord?’ and He said to me, ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.’ And those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they did not hear the voice of Him who spoke to me. So, I said, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ And the Lord said to me, ‘Arise and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all things which are appointed for you to do.’ And since I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of those who were with me, I came into Damascus.”
This is such a powerful story of light from the Word of God. I’m sure we are all familiar with the story of Saul/Paul’s conversion. I’m sure his story has given many of us hope!
But have we considered the light in this story? The light of God is powerful. I think that is one thing we don’t need to forget. God is light and He is powerful, therefore making the light shining forth powerful.
His transforming power can work in any and all situations. The story of Paul gives me hope because it tells me not to give up. The power of God is strong enough to save to the uttermost. He is strong enough to conquer any evil in this world. Saul was one of the biggest enemies of God before the light struck him. This should tell us that the love and power of God is powerful enough to handle anything that comes our way.
Lord, forgive us for doubting You. You saved us and you continue saving us from ourselves day in and day out. Why do we doubt? Your plans don’t always look like ours, and that is a good thing. But it causes us, at times, to not trust You and for that we repent. Increase our faith, Lord.
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