Saul’s conversion is one of the most impactful, crossroads moments of history. And the text says why.
Acts 9:15 (NLT): 15 But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.
God knew even before Jesus showed himself to Paul that the result would be the message of Jesus going from a provincial sect of the local religion to the entirety of the world eventually hearing the good news. And it starts with a moment on the road to Damascus where Jesus confronts his persecutor.