A Great Story
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A Great Story
By Lois Parker Edstrom
Listen to this remarkable story from the Bible. There was a man named Saul and it seems as if he hated Jesus and all who were followers of Jesus. He even threatened to kill the disciples of the Lord.
He was walking on a road when “… suddenly a light from the sky shone around him” (9:3). “He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?'” (9:4).
He said, “Who are you, Lord?” (9:5).
“The Lord said, ‘I am Jesus'” (9:5).
It was such a spectacular experience that Saul became a believer right then and there.
We all become aware of God in different ways. For some it is as if you have known God all of your life. You might just have an inner knowing––God’s Spirit that speaks the truth to you. Or you may have been taught of God’s love by your parents when you were a small child.
Some find God when they let in the beauty of nature and the amazing way everything works together – from our solar system to the tiniest bug.
For others coming to God is a gradual thing that occurs in quiet ways.
People, like Saul, have what we call dramatic conversions. Something very unusual or powerful happens to them and they understand, in an instant, the force of God’s love.
However it happens to you, it’s a great story!
Note: Insert a sentence or two into the lesson about your own faith story, if you wish.
Scripture quotations from the World English Bible
Copyright 2010, Richard Niell Donovan