One of the most dramatic conversion stories in history is the one of Saul of Tarsus. Saul was a Jew who was in the crowd when Stephen was martyred. Then Saul began persecuting Christians.
Saul was on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians when a great light came out of heaven. Saul fell to the ground and heard a voice from heaven saying, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”
Saul responds, “Is it thou Lord?”
Saul was then told to go to Damascus.
Saul did and a man named Ananias was told to go meet Saul. Saul remained there for a few days.
There are two lessons we can draw from this story; Anyone can be forgiven of their sins. Saul was persecuting Christians, until the Lord converted him. Second, conversion isn’t always as dramatic as Saul’s was.
At times, we can hear the dramatic conversion of of another person. As we hear it, we realize our conversion wasn’t as dramatic and at times, we can question our salvation. Conversion doesn’t have to be dramatic for it to be real. Conversion is simply believing in Jesus and beginning to follow Him. We don’t have to see stars to be converted.
God will save anyone…our past or even our present, doesn’t matter. And our conversion doesn’t have to be dramatic.