Paul meets Jesus

Dec 30 – Acts 9:3-7 – Paul meets Jesus     In this passage Jesus appears in a more powerful and dramatic form.  Paul is on his way to Damascus to destroy the church.  Jesus meets Him on the way.  A light from heaven shines on the party with whom Paul is traveling with.  The light is so bright it blinds Paul.  Paul falls to the ground and then Jesus asks him why he persecuting Jesus.  An important note here when someone persecutes you they are actually persecuting Jesus and will be held accountable for it.  Paul then asks who He is and addresses Him as Lord.  Paul knows He is having an encounter with God.  Jesus then tells him that he is kicking against forces he can never defeat.  It like telling someone today that they are hitting their head against a wall. it hurts you but does not weaken the wall.  Paul then asks Jesus what He is suppose to do to which Jesus tells him to go into the city and wait until he told what to do next.       Jesus in this passage is changing the direction and life of Paul.  He will never be the same after this experience.  When you meet the resurrected Lord you will never be the same.  Jesus came in power. Light and love.  He came to claim His own.  He knew Paul’s heart.  He knew that Paul would heed this event and He would be obedient to the Lord’s call.  I trust it will not have to be a dramatic course change that will cause you to be obedient to the Lord.  I trust it will be like the still small voice that spoke to Elijah.