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Meditation — January 25, 2017

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Scripture: It happened that I (Saul/Paul )was on the journey and nearly at Damascus when in the middle of the day a bright light from heaven suddenly shone round me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” “Who are you Lord,” and he said to me, “I am Jesus the Nazarene whom you are persecuting.” The people with me saw the light but did not hear the voice that spoke to me. I said, “What am I to do Lord?” The Lord answered, “Get up, and go into Damascus, and there you will be told what you have been appointed to do.” Acts 22:6-10

Prayer: I am a bit off schedule. I was prompted by coincidence to attend a church service today, discovering in the process the joy and fullness in the Spirit of being in attendance with all the choir and students of the elementary school, parents, and those aged warriors that lined the outer perimeters of the congregation. By another coincidence, though not knocked down to my knees by a blinding light, I too was at a decision point and Paul’s experience penetrated to the depth of my heart.

Response: Would that all such points in life were accompanied by a joyous choir of angels, but perhaps if you reflect more on the experience this morning, you will hear the joyounesss resounding in your heart as well.

Paul’s experience on the road to Damascus is not so much meant to be freeze-framed in history, but brought to a living experience in your life as you wander alone along your road to Damascus. All that is required of you is to be alert—that is, conscious—of the Lord’s presence in sometimes the most unlikely places or times. When you returned to your car, didn’t you find the windshield appeared especially clear of any obstruction, and was not there a holy urge within you to move forward?

Such is how the Lord reaches you—when you least expect it. So today, do the planning that the decision to help a loved one requires. Praise the Lord for His presence and generous healing. Praise God!

All for this morning.

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