The Road to Damascus – Acts 9:1-31
Saul/Paul experiences a true one-eighty, about-face, switching teams. He was going full-tilt in one particular direction, and within days is going full-tilt in the completely opposite direction. From persecuting Christians and “breathing out murderous threats” to not only becoming a Christ-follower, but preaching and evangelizing – to the point that the target had shifted and was now being painted on Paul’s head!
Paul must have been pretty convinced of what he heard and saw on the road to Damascus. Nobody is likely to put their life on the line for a fabrication or a made-up story. In fact, one of our best evidences for the resurrection of Christ is that the disciples were willing to give up their lives rather than recant their amazing story. Clearly, Paul’s encounter with Christ was a deep and abiding transformation that changed the very fabric of his being.
What was the transformation in your life? It might not have been as dramatic as Paul’s, but we can be certain that you’re different because Christ is in your life. Evangelism is simply sharing your story with others, allowing them to see the ways that Christ has transformed you. Paul was willing to give his life in order to share his story… how about you?
That thou might’st ransomed be, And quickened from the dead.
I gave, I gave My life for thee, What hast though giv’n for Me?I gave, I gave My life for thee, What hast though giv’n for Me?
– Frances R. Havergal