Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?” Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah. (Acts 9:19b-22)
Saul knew all the arguments against Jesus being the Son of God. All the Pharisees had them memorized. But on the Road to Damascus, Saul came face to face with Jesus and knew He was alive. Jesus found Saul and made him aware of his sin. The Spirit led him to repent, and his spiritual journey began in Damascus. No one changes in a single day. He was zealous at first, preaching in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. But it took years of being isolated in the desert and his hometown, many trials, and obtaining the power of the spirit to prove that Jesus was his Messiah.
When the lives of staunch atheist’s, drug addicts, murderers, and those who raise havoc call on the name of Jesus and are reformed, it’s proof that Jesus is the Messiah, our Savior.
Dearest Father in heaven, I praise You for Your plan of making Jesus my savior. He has saved me from wrongdoings, mistakes, bullies, depression, illness, and the enemy’s lies and rhetoric. Help me be content in any situation as proof to others that Jesus is my Savior. In His name, I pray. Amen.