Galatians 1 11-19
Your Brother Paul has written a letter to you.
Brothers and Sisters,
The people of Galatia, where Turkey is today, must have stared in disbelief when I started telling them about Jesus. They knew me as one who was killing Christians.
What happened to me? I didn’t even know Jesus personally. I was not an original Apostle. I had shaky credibility among the people of Galatia.
What happened to me was Jesus knocked me off my high horse, literally. ‘And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’” (Acts 22:6-7)
As Saul, I watched Stephen, the first martyr, die a holy death. I witnessed someone willing to die for his faith and pray for his persecutors. He wasn’t afraid of me and my henchmen. I began to have a change of heart that same day.
We don’t know how long the Lord was at work in the heart of Saul, but we know the Holy Spirit was goading him – and Saul was kicking back hard, primarily against the disciples of Jesus.
As humans we tend to follow our heart.
What is in your heart?
Let us pray that we take a look at our heart and if we don’t like what we see, let us pray for a ‘change of heart’.