March 3

Written by Bill Grandi on March 3rd, 2021

I never tire of hearing stories of how people were saved. I love sitting and listening or reading as someone tells their salvation story.

I was reminded of that today as I read Acts 8 & 9. I was also reminded how different each person’s story is. Oh sure, you will hear those whose testimony isn’t much different from countless others. “I was raised in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as my Savior at a fairly young age.” Now the story may vary somewhat from there but there is a commonality in them.

Nor is it unusual to hear the “prodigal son” story come out of someone’s mouth. Or the druggie/junkie/addict story. The stories are endless but I, for one, never tire of hearing them and rejoicing in the goodness and grace of God.

Case in point: Acts 8 & 9. Philip heads to Samaria and the power of the Gospel was so strong people came to Jesus, even Simon the Sorcerer (or so we are led to believe early on). But Peter seems to expose Simon’s real motives. Then Philip is whisked away to meet with the Ethiopian eunuch, who has his own conversion story. Then Saul/Paul in Acts 9. Talk about marvelous and powerful and (admittedly) somewhat surprising given the task Saul was performing.

But here is my point: each story is different. The one who comes to Christ at a young age and follows Him has just as valid a testimony as the eunuch or Saul/Paul. No testimony of God’s work and saving power is invalid or any less important. What IS important is the salvation which occurs and the testimony which follows.

Got something to say about God’s goodness? About His salvation? Say it!

“Father, all salvation experiences are important to you. None more than any other.  May Your saving grace ring out from all lips and testify of your grace and salvation!”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S says:

    Hey B,
    I could write a book with my story… let’s suffice it to say that it took a couple world rocking events in my life to shake me up enough to make me realize my need of something more.

    Thankfully, I was lead to Jesus by the father of a friend who just happened to be a pastor. He was able to relate to my situation and was able to share His story with me.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I know some of your story because of our longtime friendship but I’m sure there is more and I’m also sure I would be fascinated by it all. I love hearing the story of people who come to Jesus. 🙂

  2. Yes, Bill, everyone’s story of salvation is important to God, whether it’s dramatic or simply a quiet decision of the heart.