Richard RobertsFirst of two parts

But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ. Now after many days were past, the Jews plotted to kill him.  But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night, to kill him.  Then the disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall in a large basket (Acts 9:22˗25).

There was a time when my parents held the rope for me. I was running from God and His call on my life. The ministry held no interest for me, because I had my own plans for the future.

I told my parents to get out of my life. Yet they walked the floor, praying that their son would come home to God. It must have been hard for them to hold that rope for me, but they held it, and they wouldn’t give up!

One night, men held a rope for a young convert named Saul as they lowered him over a wall in a basket. He had been against God and now, he was for God. I’m sure it was hard for those holding on to the rope as they lowered him over that wall, but they didn’t let go. Saul later became Paul, the apostle, who wrote nearly two-thirds of the New Testament!

Perhaps God has placed a rope in your hands. Maybe you are to hold on for someone…a friend, a family member or another loved-one. And sometimes, you may feel weary holding on to that rope. But I say to you, Don’t let go! You may be the only one God has holding their rope. And your basket may be about to touch the ground!