PENTECOST & PAUL – part 3
Wherever he’s gone, Saul just can’t escape all the reminders of Jesus. ‘Risen from the dead, has he? Well if that tomb’s empty, it’s because they’ve taken his body. He’s dead – and so will they be, once I get my hands on them!’ Suddenly, a great flash of light – blinding, dazzling! Saul fell to the ground. ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.’ So, in an instant, Saul had seen the Risen Lord - seen him in all the glory of heaven. That instant, and that revelation, were to change his life – and world history – for ever!
From that moment, he was to become as bold as Peter in proclaiming the message himself. And so, after some years of deep reflection on the stupendous significance, we find him setting off with Barnabas, on their very first missionary journey. And the first port of call was the island of Cyprus itself!