Paul and his cohorts were traveling at breakneck speed to get to Damascus. A brilliant flash of light streaked across the sky. Saul was thrown to the ground. He tried to see what had happened, but the strong beam blinded him. He heard a voice; his head turned quickly in the direction of the sound. He could make out a figure, but it was hazy. "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" Who could this be, he wondered. "Who are you, sir?" The voice responded, "I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting." Jesus? How could this be Jesus? He was dead! Then Saul could see more clearly through the haze. The figure of a man became visible to him. It was Jesus! Saul could actually make out the figure of Jesus. The voice continued, "Get up and go into the city, where you will be told what to do." The figure of Jesus faded slowly, and then all went black. Saul could see nothing. He got up, groped around, completely blind, though his eyes were wide open.
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