Open Your Eyes

At once something like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. And after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul was with the disciples in Damascus for some days. Immediately he began proclaiming Jesus in the synagogues: “He is the Son of God.” Acts 9:18-20 HCSB

Some people encourage new believers to wait until they are fully grounded in their faith and have a full understanding of what it means to follow Jesus before sharing the Good News with others. Many times new believers are the best people to share the Gospel message because they are excited about their new faith and want to share it with others. They usually know some lost people, whereas seasoned believers may surround themselves with Christian friends and often have few friends who are lost and need Jesus.

Saul did spend some time with the believers in Damascus to learn more about Jesus, but he did not wait to go and tell others about Jesus. He went to the synagogue and boldly proclaimed that Jesus was the Son of God. This is something he would have completely denied before his conversion. Not only had Saul had his eyes opened physically, he also had his eyes opened spiritually to the truth of the Gospel that Jesus was the promised Messiah.

Challenge: Ask God to open your eyes to new ways to share the Good News with those you encounter each day. Pray for boldness as you proclaim the Gospel message to those who need to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.

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