The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. —Acts 9:7
When was the last time your mouth flopped open over your salvation? How long has it been since you shook your head in wonder because God has rescued you from sin and death?
Paul’s dramatic conversion amazes us all. That a threat-breathing, Christian-imprisoning, pride- filled hypocrite could turn into a church-planting, Scripture-writing, kingdom-building saint is truly remarkable. No wonder the men who were with him stood spellbound.
But while Saul’s story is amazing, it’s not wholly unique. We are all Sauls. In our sinful state we will all run in rebellion against God’s authority. Like Saul, we are naturally blind to our own sin and hyper-focused on others who don’t see things our way.
Thank God for Damascus roads—that He pursues us and answers the question, “Who are you, Lord?” (v. 5). Thank Him that He pries the scales from our eyes and transforms us into a “new creation.”
Thank God for His saving work in each of our lives. May we stand spellbound by His grace.
Make it Personal
Are you still amazed at God’s work of salvation in your heart? If not, what can you do to rekindle your awe?