We certainly can say that We Didn’t See That Coming when God offers His mercy and grace…
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 5“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. 6“Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
7The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. 8Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 9For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
There are many things that may get by us. These surprises of life may bring misery, and they can bring great joy- especially of the misery, we often never see that coming.
There is a natural tendency to resist the things of God. Two reasons for resisting are because it is is spiritual and because it is unknown to us. Though we do not see that coming, there is His mercy and grace that He has for us.
Wherever you are right now, God is saying that He has got direction and purpose in your life. He wants to begin changing those things that were your life before. We all have a past, that is why He came.
God’s mercy and grace… although we do not see that coming, will we accept it?