Saul of ISIS

Matt Chandler, in his sermon “Holiness and Humility” (August 17, 2014):

We have no hope but Christ breaking down the walls of hostility between us. That’s Ferguson. That’s Iraq.

I have been reading over and over the conversion of Saul of Tarsus (Acts 9). Murdering Christians. Well known terrorist among evangelical followers of Christ in the first century. Brutal. Powerfully converted and becomes one of the greatest missionaries of the Christian faith. I feel powerless about what’s happening in Iraq, but I’m also praying that God would raise up a Paul out of the leadership of the ISIS.

Why not? God is God. He’s done it before. Why wouldn’t he do it today?

Let’s ask.