The story of Saul on the Damascus Road is described in Acts 9:1-19. This is his conversion experience. This is the transformation of Saul to Paul.
This is the story of surprising mercy and unexpected love to one who was least deserving of it.
It is the story of how God's grace turns sinners into saints, rebels into servants, and persecutors into missional leaders.
We are so familiar with this story that, perhaps, it no longer amazes us with its sheer improbability. I read this and I wonder at the boldness of God! To take a murdering, persecuting zealot and call him to be the lead apostle of grace . . . This is not just boldness. Stronger words are needed. The audacity, the presumption, the insanity of such a plan!
Yet that is exactly what grace is.
Grace is the audacious insanity of a heavenly wisdom that works miracles in hopeless places and lost cases.