Acts 9:1 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
If we were to choose a leader for the Christian faith, Saul of Tarsus would not have been on our prospect list. He stood by with the people’s coats while Stephen was stoned to death. Just the concept of breathing out “murderous threats” would more than disqualify him from serving God. But, God sees things in us that we don’t He knows the potential that He put in us and has the power to change our whole mind and soul and heart from a hardened and closed life to an open to Christ life.
So Saul became Paul and changed the world. The disciples were skeptical and afraid of him at first and Saul’s former friends actually sought his death. This is an amazing example of the fact that when God changes our life, we can be transformed into a whole new person.
This message will remind you of the promise of God to give you a whole new birth into a whole new person. Hopefully, this will give hope to someone who sees no hope, so that a transformation begins that continues and speaks of the miracle and power of God.