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While I Wait

by Stuart Malkin 16 June 2020

Acts 9:1-5

In the mean time Saul kept up His violent threats of murder against the followers of the Lord. He went to the High Priest and asked for letters of introduction to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he should find there any followers of theWay of the Lord, he would be able to arrest them, both men and women, and bring them back to Jerusalem.

As Saul was coming near the city of Damascus, suddenly a light from the sky flashed round him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him “Saul, Saul why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you Lord?” he asked.

“I am Jesus whom you persecute” the voice said “But get up and go into the city, where you will be told what to do”

Prayer

Father God we know you have always have time for each and every one of us, the sad thing is that we as the Psalmist wrote ‘meer puny man’ invariably only have time for you at times of difficulty and stress.

Forgive us and draw us even closer to you.

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The Bible is filled with numerous acts of faith and miracles the latter obviously by Jesus. The music you have just heard, ‘While I Wait’ is I believe ideal when we consider examining what happened to Saul, later to become Paul and ultimately to become one of the greatest characters in the Christian world. We read from Acts 9 what this human, sin filled man really was. We read how his heart was filled with hatred however by the end of these 5 verses a miracle had taken place that even he didn’t understand until Jesus spoke to him and strangely he replied by saying LORD!

In the music we heard ‘While I wait there is a line, that in a strange way one could say how Saul experienced the almighty power of God and his Son. He found as these tremendous words say ‘I live by Faith, not sight, sometimes miracles take a little longer’

Saul found himself blinded for a while after this experience, however he ultimately found himself a man of faith. One can only say that this was a miracle in its own way.

Are miracles outside, beyond, our faith today?

Surely what was good enough for Saul/Paul is good enough for us today!

The Holy Spirit and its working was not just then but also now if we are open to its working.

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Prayer

May the Lord bless you now and forever more, Amen