“And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.” — Acts 26:15
The course of Paul’s life was set out from his youth. He was on his way to becoming one of the most powerful men in Israel. Already, he had proven his moral, intellectual, and spiritual worth to the Jews in many ways.
One day, all that changed. Bound and determined to imprison and exterminate as many Christians as he could, he was stopped dead in his tracks by a vision of Jesus.
He and his men automatically fell to the ground to reverence. He knew he was seeing the Lord, and at his question, he found at that Jesus is the Lord!
From that time forward, Paul was a changed man. His entire purpose changed. He realised that Jesus was the ultimate fulfilment of the law and the prophets, that He had indeed risen from the dead, and that He was worthy of his entire life.
Though Paul’s conversion was very dramatic and involved a vision of Jesus from heaven, there should be similarities with our conversion. We should be stopped in our tracks, humbled by our sin, struck by the glory and reality of Jesus as the risen Saviour, and totally depend and believe on Jesus to the point that we are willing to serve Him with our entire life.
Have you met Jesus? Consider what would make a man like Paul change if it wasn’t really Jesus. Consider who Christ is. Search the Scriptures. Look for yourself, and believe on Jesus today!