Nothing held the apostle Paul back from serving God. He seriously carried out his duties as a “first hand witness” to the power of the gospel of God’s grace. Mercy opened the eyes of this religiously blind man by making him blind. Guilty and helpless he laid on a bed humbled by reality. A saint was sent with a word of prayer, Paul could see! His job was now to tell others.
“But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24 NASB)
Pure mercy opens eyes that are blind. The gospel is God’s hand of mercy stretched out over the tomb of death. If he did not speak we would not have heard, but He did. How amazing is that! He spoke to sinners, and kept speaking to those who stayed to listen. It’s all about God’s grace.
This morning a young woman asked for prayer. “I’m every time read the bible and pray bcoz i need God I don’t have a many wishes just one God chose me as a servent”
She needed God above all else, and desired, more than anything, to serve Him. She was called as surely as the apostle Paul. Called to live for Jesus. Called to be a “first hand witness” to the power of God’s “gospel of grace.” Come to think of it, we are all called to serve Him in this way. Witnesses of His grace.