As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, who do you persecute me?” Acts 9:3
I could have chosen any number of passages for today’s devotional. As we ring in the New Year, it’s appropriate for us to look at new beginnings, fresh starts, turning over a new leaf. In the twinkling of an eye, Saul-turned-Paul’s life was changed from persecutor to Believer. Later we see the hesitation of those in the Church who were naturally afraid to trust this persecutor.
But, if there’s anything that God is, He’s the God of the Second Chance. Arguably, He’s the God of the Second-Through-Hundredth Chance (or more). Heaven knows we need those chances regularly. You could just be starting The Journey of the Christian faith or fifty years into it; there’s always another chance.