1 Corinthians 15:8-9 – Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
In my own faith journey, I have had times in my life when I found it difficult to forgive myself. I find hope in Paul’s story of Christian persecution to his personal redemption that leads to his lasting impact as a leader in the early church. If God can do amazing things through Paul, God can work through each of us.
Gracious God, thank you for the life and leadership of Apostle Paul. Help us to draw strength from his story for our own faith journey. Amen.