In the two thousand years since Jesus death and resurrection, countless numbers of people have come to Jesus. Their lives have been transformed. They have been given new purpose. Yet no conversion is more histrionic then that of Saul of Tarsus. His is the most renowned in the history of the church. This is the same man who sanctioned Stephen’s death and then sought to destroy the church. Saul went from home to home to arresting men and women sending them to prison because of their faith in Jesus. Then Saul met Jesus.
Saul’s conversion was dramatic. And as a result, he became the apostle to the Gentiles. Today we continue to benefit from the impact of his life. Though it will likely not be a Damascus Road, we too need an experience – a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in order to be converted. Like Paul, we need to turn to Jesus in faith and repentance and receive a call to serve Christ and his church.