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He’s Coming!

22 Apr
the Conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus...

the Conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus as painted by Michelangelo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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?

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Posted by on April 22, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, dogs, humor

 

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19 responses to “He’s Coming!

  1. For the Love of My Dogs

    April 22, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Bongo, thank you for sharing this story. I love the way you tell it 🙂 Have a great Sunday!

     
    • Bongo

      April 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Deanna. I hope you and all the pups have a great Sunday too.

       
  2. eripanwkevin

    April 23, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Thanks so much for telling this interesting story, Bongo! I have a question now…why Jesus chose Ananias to go to Saul and to restore his eye sight? Because Jesus has the other disciples but why Ananias? Woof?

     
    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Kevin, so glad you enjoyed the story. Many people think that this story happened about two years after Jesus was crucified. After Jesus died and was resurrected the religious leaders in Jerusalem began persecuting Jesus’ disciples and many of them fled to other areas, but Jesus’ original disciples – now called apostles – stayed in Jerusalem during this time. Jesus needed somebody in Damascus since Saul was there, and that’s where Ananias was.

       
      • eripanwkevin

        April 24, 2012 at 6:23 am

        Thanks so much for the detail of the story, Bongo! Very clear!!! 🙂

         
      • Bongo

        April 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm

        Kevin, glad I could help make more sense of the story for you.

         
  3. Bassetmomma

    April 23, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Great story. I did not know what a Pharisee was either. 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks Bassetmomma. I’m glad you learned something with me.

       
  4. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    April 23, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Hey Bongo,

    Good story – you make me laugh with your Mischief whilst your Mum is trying to tell you stories!!

    Keep up the good work buddy 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks Snoopy. I could say I learned everything from you, but I think I’m a natural. I have gotten a few pointers from you though.

       
  5. Hawk (@browndogcbr)

    April 23, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Hi Y’all,

    Love the way you told the story about Saul…

    Snowin’ and blowin’ here so I thought I’d just hop by to say “hi” and see how y’all are doing.

    Hope y’all had a great weekend and have a fantastic week!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

     
    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks Hawk. We had snow here a little over a week ago and today it’s in the 90s. Can’t figure out the weather this year.

       
  6. angelswhisper2011

    April 28, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Bongo, I love the sight of your seeing, Phariblind is an excellent word, I’ll keep that in mind 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      April 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Angels Whisper, I thought it was a really good description.

       
  7. Sunshine

    April 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I’m agreeing with Angelswhisper . . .

     
    • Bongo

      April 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks Sunshine. I kind of like that word too.

       
      • Sunshine

        April 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm

        ur 2 cute!

         

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