A man named Saul was bent on persecuting those who believed in Jesus. He was one of the those who threw stones at Stephen, the first martyr. On he went to the city of Damascus intending to seek out and punish more of those who believed in Jesus.
An amazing thing takes place while he is on his way to that city which you’ll read in this chapter. Watch the great change that takes place when he meets Jesus, as Saul receives a new name, Paul. Such a great shift in him; fire that burned in him with anger, now begins to glow with love and joy.
As you pray, let yourself be bathed in the same light that threw Paul to the ground. Try praying on the floor, stretched out with your face down. Then rise and feel refreshed. The same Jesus that appeared to Paul, comes to you!
Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
This year in Easter Season we read Acts 1—9
I recommend reading Matthew Henry’s Commentary on this passage. You’ll see his commentary on the whole Bible as a free option under STUDY THIS alongside the beginning of the reading in the link provided in Bible Gateway.
For an engaging biography of this extraordinary person, I suggest that you visit the article about him in Wikipedia.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.