Acts 22:11 “My companions led me by the hand into Damascus, because the brilliance of the light had blinded me.”
The devil didn’t do it, God did it!
He who opens blind eyes also can blind them too.
The light didn’t blind Saul’s companions, good job really otherwise it would have been the blind leading the blind!
They all looked into the brilliance of the light. But only one was blinded.
The presence of God can heal you and harm you. The determining of that is His will for your life.
If God has blinded you then it is for His higher purpose.
Perhaps if Saul hadn’t been blinded then he may have shrugged off the experience.
I do think that Saul who was riding into Damascus thinking he was Gods representative on earth to kill and imprison Christians is now humbled in such a way that he could never recover to being the arrogant self-obsessed Pharisee that he was. The murderer coming into Damascus is now a blind man being led into Damascus. God is greater!
And yet in this humiliating situation there is a sense that God is there and He was. Those who fall often fall into the arms of judgment but they experience the arms of grace. If you are going to fall, then fall into His arms. Fall knowing this is His will and purpose. This is His process of transformation for your life.
There is no place I’d rather be than in God’s place for my life whatever that looks like.