He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?” “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
As I read this passage again how much we can trust God with our whole lives, that even though He is the Creator of all things and has every right to condemn us, He approaches us with a question not an accusation.
The encounter though was not powerless. Saul could no longer see. Saul was blinded by the light of God so that all He could see was Jesus. He was no longer led by his pride and human wisdom, but rather by humility and reliance on the grace of Jesus. All of us need not only a eye-opening experience with Jesus but also a blinding experience where we stop thinking we know everything and begin to truly surrender to the glory of Christ.
I love the point about the blinding experience. It’s so true. Paul, who thought he saw clearly for the majority of his life, is now being led by the hand because he is blind. An encounter with Jesus always humbles us.
The mighty religious leader, now kneeling before the Lord. Wow.