As Saul was coming near the city of Damascus, suddenly a light from the sky flashed round him. He felt to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ” Saul, Saul! Why do you persecute me? ” Acts 9:3-4
Saul also known as Paul lived as a member of the strictest party of his religion, the Pharisees. He received authority from the chief priests and put many of God’s people in prison. Because of his religion, he taught he should do everything he could against the case of Jesus. This was what he did in Jerusalem persecuting the Christians.
While he was on the way to Damascus, a light flashed from heaven, hit him and knocked him down from his horse which was speeding. This fall was tremendous and had given him great pain, his conversion.
The turning point of Paul, for the sake of the good news, suffered imprisonment in chains and shipwreck. Even a thorn in his flesh.
The road to Damascus was painful for Paul. He was blinded for three days in total darkness.
Paul paid the price for his conversion. The road to Damascus was a very good lesson for all Christians. In order to be an useful instrument for Christ, we must pay the price.
Higher the price, more Jesus will use us for the work of evangelization.
It’s the most rewarding thing to be a servant of God.