If your experience is anything like mine, you’re facing some kind of brick wall in your life. Brick walls appear in the form of obstacles that stand between us and the accomplishment of our goals. They confront us in the form of relational breakdowns, unexpected losses, health crises, money troubles, and a host of other problems.
When facing these walls, it’s easy to get intimidated and stuck. All forward progress stops in the face of barriers that seem insurmountable. In the process, our souls begin to die, and often the death is slow and painful instead of quick and peaceful.
How do we get over the wall? How do we find a way to keep going in the face of obstacles that make us feel small and completely outmatched?
Saul of Tarsus faced this dilemma after his conversion. He returned to Jerusalem after a time of spiritual cleansing in Damascus. He’d hoped to be accepted by the apostles as a changed man–a man who now felt called to preach the very gospel he’d tried to destroy–but he met a solid brick wall.
I hope you’ll join us for worship this Sunday as we focus on the inspiring story of how he overcame all opposition and became the greatest evangelist of the early church.
With love and blessings,