My person says that around the time that Jesus was crucified there was a person living in Jerusalem named Saul. Saul was a Pharisee and he believed that the people who followed Jesus were going against God.
Hey person, what’s a Pharisee? Is that something like a fairy with good eye sight?
A Pharisee was a what? A religious leader? Wasn’t Jesus a religious leader? How come Saul thought Jesus’ followers were going against God?
Most of the Pharisees didn’t think Jesus was the messiah? Then they didn’t have very good eye sight at all. Maybe they should change their name to the Phariblinds.
Okay person, I’m listening.
My person said that Saul stood by and approved the stoning of Stephen, one of Jesus’ disciples, and then he wanted to go after all of Jesus’ followers in Damascus.
I hope somebody warns those disciples that Saul is coming.
They what? They were warned, but they didn’t need to be? I don’t get it.
Jesus took care of everything? He did? Did he send dogs on ahead to bark a warning?
Okay, I’m listening. Really.
When Saul was on the road to Damascus a light from heaven flashed around him and a voice said, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
Saul asked who it was and Jesus said it was him. Then Jesus told Saul to get up and go into the city and he would be told what he must do.
Saul got up and when he opened his eyes he couldn’t see anything. See, I told you he was a Phariblind.
The men with him had to lead him by hand into Damascus and he didn’t eat or drink anything for three days.
Then the Lord came to a disciple named Ananias in a vision and told him to go where Saul was staying and restore his sight. Ananias knew who Saul was and why he had come to Damascus, so he protested.
I guess that dog must have barked his warning to Ananias.
I am listening, person.
The Lord told Ananias that Saul was his chosen instrument so Ananias went and restored his sight, and something like scales fell off Saul’s eyes.
Does that mean Saul wasn’t a Phariblind anymore?