” And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” Act 9:4
Praise the Lord , in the above verses Jesus Christ speaks to saul. In bible we read about many miracle’s, Jesus Christ gives sight to blind, makes lame to walk, heals leper, delivers people from evil spirit , even raises dead to life. But greatest miracle which we can see is converting a sinner to saint. Saul was against the followers of Jesus Christ. On the very day when Jesus Christ met him , he was going to destroy Christians. But the Light of Jesus Christ changed him to become “Apostle Paul”. Paul himself says he was chief among sinners , but Our Lord is able to convert him into a Saint. Apostle Paul while still he was alive he was sure that the Lord will give him crown of righteousness ” I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Tim 4:7 .
Here God is calling us to lead a consecrated Apostolic life . A life full of faith, completely depending on Lord for all our needs. As God changed Saul to Paul, He is ready to change us. We may not be like saul persecuting others, but we may be committed to worldly things, enjoying worldly luxuries , hence Jesus says friendship of world is enemy to God. Paul who was wealthy led a simple life. God also expects us to live simple life. when we completely submit and follow Jesus Christ, He is able to change us. Like Apostle Paul we must have faith, when we finish our race, we must be sure to receive crown by the Grace of God.