The young man Saul, who held the coats of the men who stoned Stephen, grew to be a man who was known as one who persecuted the church. Then Jesus stepped in. Jesus appeared to Saul as he walked along the road to Damascus with authority to arrest Christians when he arrived. Jesus spoke to Saul was blinded by the great light from heaven and Jesus told Him to go into the city. So he did. He waited and prayed. God appeared to a man named Ananias and sent him to Saul. Ananias went to Saul and prayed for him to receive his sight again and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
God had plans for Saul to make him a “chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles.” God has a plan and a purpose for us as well. The Holy Spirit fills us so that we can be a witness, or testify, of Jesus the Son of God. He gives us boldness to lift Jesus up to those around us so that Jesus can draw all men to Himself!
May we seek to know this fullness of the Holy Spirit so we can “Know God and Make Him Known!”