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Christ Transforms Lives

“I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea which were in Christ; but only, they kept hearing, ‘He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.’ And they were glorifying God because of me.” Galatians 1:22-24 (NASB)
The Damascus road was not the end; it was the beginning of new life. Paul the persecutor became Paul the peacemaker. The one driven by hate became the one motivated by love. Emptiness was displaced by a fullness that poured into the lives of other empty people.
You can imagine the skepticism with which Paul was received by Christian groups. After all, would you want someone who was notorious for jailing Christians to be next weeks honored guest? Paul’s bad reputation had even spread to those who had never met him. A new rumor began to spread, however: “He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.” Christ had transformed Paul’s life.
Paul had hidden potential within him before he met Christ. Who knows what great things God has in store for you when you give your life to Him.
James E. Lamkin

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