Humbled by God

8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. Acts 9:8-9

It’s always fascinating to me to see strong leaders who are humbled by circumstances beyond their control. Saul was led into Damascus by others who were stronger and more capable than he was.

How could this be? How could he be so fragile after being in such control?

Of course we have the benefit of being able to read ahead in the story to see how it all ended. Saul didn’t have that luxury because he had to go through a lot for us to be able to read about it. This blindness and being led into Damascus was just the beginning.

That’s the story of our lives as well, isn’t it? Sometimes God humbles us for seemingly no apparent reason. Often the trials we face don’t make any sense at all.

Just remember that the Lord blinded Saul, and told him little after that. He didn’t need to know anything else. He only knew he was going to Damascus.

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