February 27, 2023

The Day You Met Jesus

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who were journeying with me. And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice.” – Acts 26:13–14 NASB

As he spoke to King Agrippa, Paul perfectly remembered the moment he met Jesus, and every word he heard, even though it had taken place many years earlier. He had told his testimony before, but his enthusiasm for the story never seemed to wane.

He described how Jesus called him by his given name, “Saul, Saul” (v. 14). He described how Jesus spoke to him, identifying Himself: “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting” (v. 15).

He remembered how Jesus described the mission to which he had been called. Paul had been appointed to be a minister and “a witness not only to the things in which you have seen Me, but also to the things in which I will appear to you” (v. 16).

Jesus told Paul he was being sent to Jews and Gentiles. He was called “to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God.” He was to tell them how they could “receive forgiveness of sins” (v. 18). A special inheritance had been prepared for them.

Can you remember the day you met Jesus? The day He changed your life? Today, think about what He has done for you and His call on your life. Be ready to share that testimony with others. Do not hold back, but be ready to share from your heart about Jesus and what He means to you.

Reflection Question: Write about the day you met Jesus and the changes in your life since.

Father, thank You for sending Jesus to die for me. Thank You that He changed me. I dedicate myself to You. May I please You with my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Acts 26