Different ways, but the same reality

People came to Christ in many different ways, your experience will not necessarily be like my experience.  Some conversions are sudden and                  dramatic, a radical change from one way of life to another.

As Saul of Tarsus approached the city of Damascus on a mission to arrest followers of Jesus Christ, a bright light suddenly blinded him.  Later he recounted, he fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”  (Acts 22:7)  From that moment on, Saul began to serve the one he had once rejected and later on, his name changed to Paul, from that time God used him to spread the Gospel throughout the Roman empire.

Others came to Christ more slowly, not even knowing exactly when they crossed the line from unbelief to belief.  Peter may have been like this, uncertain at first and only later made a firm and decisive commitment to Christ.  Yet the Bible doesn’t tell us when that moment of conversion came, Peter himself may not have known.

A friend of mine once told me that he grew up in a strong Christian home.  According to him his parents were missionaries in Africa.  He said he cannot recall a time when he did not believe in Jesus Christ as his Savior, even as a little boy.

The important thing is not how we come to Christ, but we are sure we are now trusting Christ for our salvation.  Let me ask you a question.  Are you certain of your commitment to Christ?  If not, do not let another moment go by without making that commitment.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  Amen.


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