A Period of Rest

Acts 9: 31 speaks of the churches in Judea and Galilee having a period of rest, being edified, were walking in the fear of the Lord and the comfort of the Holy Spirit, and was multiplying.

  Do you note any significance that this period of rest followed on the heels of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus? After all, was not he the prime leader of persecution and making havoc of the church in both areas? But once he was converted the persecution seemed to subside for a time and the church enjoyed this rest.

  Evidently Saul was an effective enemy of Christ before his conversion. He sure was an effective friend of the Lord thereafter. Being a friend of Christ brought upon him persecution by the Lord's enemies. That does not seem to have changed through the years, has it?

  But remember, dogs do not bark at parked cars. We'll keep moving with the gospel.